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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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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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After a drowsy 4am start (thanks Tom for the lift!) we made the transit from Canberra to Sydney before boarding our flight to London via Ho Chi Minh city. The flight overall wasn't too bad but a bout of turbulence in the last hour or so left us feeling a bit unwell. To make matters worse, once landed we were asked to wait indefinitely at the …
... beers each. All this came to £13! Ace! We headed back to the backpacker area and had a jar of gin and tonic for £2! They were massive! We had a few more drinks along the street including one in a bar with a balcony. I could spend hours here just people watching. There is so much going on! The last bar you come to is the BBQ we ate at last night. We pulled up a couple of plastic chairs and Michael went off to choose a couple of snacks. We were ...
... of coffees from around Vietnam, including a local speciality; Weasel coffee.
This coffee gains it's name in an interesting way, depending on what you think is interesting. This particular coffee berry is enjoyed by said weasels, the coffee beans excreted as nature intended and the manure is then collected, (now that's a job!) cleaned and the coffee beans ground to make a strong and quite frankly tasty coffee. ...
... the Vietnam War although the volume was so low it was impossible to hear. Our guide hurried us along and we were shown to a hiding spot! You could just about fit into this tiny hole and then it was covered with leaves so you would literally have no idea that anyone was underneath you. Now for shooting guns - there were a number of different types of guns you could choose from. They charged you around £1 per bullet. Jack chose a M16 and he took 9 bullets, I took ...
After a long and arduous, 16 hour journey I finally arrived in Saigon, Vietnam (also known as Ho Chi Minh City). This was my first bus journey alone and also my first border crossing, something that apparently every backpacker has to experience, a sort of right of passage if you will. The journey itself was straightforward enough, however due to the terrible roads in Cambodia I got very little sleep...an hour at best. I arrived in Phnom Penh at 6.30am, where I had to change bus, the next ...