Empress Hotel IMS Ho Chi Minh
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... by Australian standards but only a rivulet compared to the Mekong. The kids amused themselves finding sticks (and freaking out the waiters when they climbed up the guard rails) to chuck them in. After lunch we were shown a documentary about the brave Viet soldiers and the terrible heathen Americans - a very different perspective to the one that we have grown up with. Twenty minutes of stoic Cu Chi farmers by day and American-killing guerrillas ...
... still in attendance) and had a lovely crème caramel and fresh lychees. During this time we had a very interesting conversation with Vu and Ben about living in Vietnam and the restrictions of communism, for example how nobody can criticise the government, there is only one political party and only government-run newspapers. For example the famous Tiananmen Square incident in China didn’t make the news in Vietnam for fear of sparking a revolution. They believe it will change but ...
... decadent wealth and comfort that president was living in while his countrymen were fighting a war.
Next we go to the War Museum. As an American I felt a little uncomfortable going into a museum that depicted the United States as aggressors and invaders of Vietnam and not liberators and defenders of democracy. I came out with the firm conviction that we should have
never been in that war and what we did to this country to save ...
... drink tickets everyday at the front desk, and have to wait until after 2:00pm to do so. [The same time check in begins, they are oddly strict on this, even if beds are open. Also, as cleaning is done from 10-3, you may arrive to an unmade bed even with a reservation.]
The hangout room downstairs is alright, though not what I expected. It has a collection of movies, though many of the discs are scratched, and some quite beaten up old chairs. You can also order food ...
... and it hit with massive force. The local children, who were initially walking around trying to sell armbands hanging from a coat hanger, gave up in their efforts and traded them for some fun in the rain. One little boy, about 2 years old, ran around completely naked, while others got drenched in their clothes from that day. They squealed, sang and danced in the water that was draining off the roof like a waterfall. Edd took a few videos of them playing and ...