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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 …
... was nice and dry and, most importantly, there were no B52s overhead dropping bombs on our rice fields. It must have been an incredibly tough existence and speaks volumes about the indomitable human spirit and the will to live. To the kids' relief, we finally turned for home and got back to the hotel to enjoy a swim. Nice and refreshed we took the hotel's shuttle up to the Ben Thanh markets. The markets were in the process of closing down by the ...
... through the antique street which had lots of gorgeous bronze, silver and pottery. I loved the huge pots but they were way too big to fit in my suitcase! Next we went down another street market, then on to the wide boulevard of Dl-Nguyen Hue, with the gorgeous People’s Committee building and the regal Ho Chi Minh statue in front. Next to the statue are 4 police men whose sole job is to ensure no one gets within 10 metres of the statue. It is strange to watch as they even ...
Went out looking at our surroundings. Walked to the park, Ben Thanh Market and War Remnants museum (very sad and disturbing) Park is awesome with gym equipment stations everywhere!! Had Pizza Hut for lunch then went to Phattys bar to watch the cricket and eat. Had a cider & spag Bol.. Nice!! Walked back through the night markets at Ben Thanh then caught a taxi to ...
... mention that the spikes were often covered with poison or excrement
We were glad we went for the trip, but these were scary displays. Not to mention that the jungle in this whole area was fairly sparse (having been replanted) and not even close to being as dense as some of the forests and jungles we viewed from the bus driving there. So, experiencing the real thing at the time (having an enemy pop out of a hole in front of you in that darkness), must have been ...