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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 …
... kindly got out of its cage so we could all have a pat. Amazing how cool they still feel in this heat.
We walked back to the boat and back to the dock. Walked through the markets back to the bus - interesting sights - rice, rice, rice, flowers, shellfish, fish, veg, chooks etc.
3 hours back to town and Hotel. Meet up with the Irish couple, Joanne and Peter, for a beer at the rooftop bar around 9. Had two beers / GnT and back to room, not ...
... that he'd order duck tongues. I really didn't think you could make a dish from that. We had a some ideas of places to go. The timing coincided with both the Newcastle game and the Real Madrid match which we thought we'd try an track down. My friend Manuel caught wind of a place and so we jumped in a taxi to find it. It's was hilarious the taxi ride literally lasted 1 minute as we pulled to the other side of the road. Shortest taxi journey ever. Anyway we paid ...
... into how Vietnam suffered and how it is still suffering. Also a must see is the Cu Chi Tunnels two hours out of the City. In the village of Cu Chi up in the forest remains the tiny dug out tunnels that were used by the Vietnamese solders to live in, escape, hide or get around. Nowadays the tunnels have been widened for westerners but also some remain as they were, very tiny and too claustrophobic for my liking. I did attempt two tunnels, one where you just get in and ...
... built and used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War to escape the bombs above ground. We had the opportunity to travel about 100 meters through the tunnels - very tight. We also shot a Carbine gun. Uh, it was big and made my arms jiggle. That's the extent of my gun knowledge. And we sampled food they ate during the war - cassava, a starchy potato thing, and tea. I have to be honest, as Americans, this was a tough excursion. Our guide was young and his overviews ...