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TravelPod Member ReviewsFirst Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
Four star glory. Lovely staff, welcome drinks, lovely room an a VERY comfortable bed for our last night in Vietnam
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As our lovely trip rolls to an end, we are still managing to enjoy highly memorable moments. Having spent the last 3 weeks doing very little except lie on the beach (in the shade) and laugh our socks off with L & L we decided to have a spectacular final meal in Nha Trang. It was idyllic, sat by the sea in the balmy evening watching the sun …
... me from showing her any more, even if the content was entirely too disturbing. Luckily there was a play room perfect for them (if a little controlled by the fun police) so they had a ball (but please no throwing of) while Geoff and I tagged teamed it around the rest of the museum. Always interesting to see a war from 'the other side', although we came away not entirely convinced that their depiction was in the best interests of a 'harmonious' ...
... to go bowling, which despite being heaps of fun was also an experience in itself. The bowling alley was at the top of the swankiest department store I have ever been in. There were temperature controls for the loo seats in the toilets and very sophisticated massage and bidet system at the push of a button! I have never seen anything like it before! It's crazy going from the poverty on the streets of the city to the luxurious marble floored ...
... which was petrifying! Remember I mentioned those zebra crossings? Pointless! I think they are there for the bikes so they know there's a potential that a person is going to get in their way haha. The part of the city we are in is a mix of old and new Saigon. There are flash hotels next to slums, grand looking banks next to old dilapidated buildings. Very stark contrast. We got to the museum which looked amazing. There was old US army helicopters, b52's and tanks scattered ...
Another early departure beckoned for our final day in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) which, for me, promised to be one of the highlights of the trip. In fact, the day wasn't as much in HCMC as in the surrounding environment as we left at 0700 for the historically significant site known as the Cu Chi tunnels.
During the French and American Wars of the mid-20th Century, the Cu Chi region had developed into a stronghold of the Viet Cong owing ...