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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... and got our nails done, pretty nail art with diamonds. Another long bus ride from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city, and the bus wifi wasn't working :(. Vietnam is everything I've dreamed of and more, instantly love this place and haven't even left the city yet! Scooters flying from all directions, I'm terrified crossing the road but the idea is to aim for a place and walk slowly so that the scooters can judge how ...
... picks up and then it buckets down with rain for short while......only to get hot again!!
Am expecting some visitors from Australia in a few weeks and feeling excited. It will be so nice to see some familiar, friendly faces and catch up on all the news. Am meeting up with them in Saigon before they head off to see the rest of the country. Only a short visit but it will lift my spirits no end.
That is about it for now.....life goes on
Bye for now. xx
... so small and claustrophobic I have no idea how the Vietcong stayed down there for long periods of time. We also saw some of the traps they made for the American's and they were horrific.
After the tunnels we went to the War Remnants Museum, and although it was extremely biased to portray the devastation the American's caused to Vietnam, it was also very eye opening and shocking. I found it extremely interesting as I had just finished studying the Vietnam war and so ...
... and well used. We also searched for something to eat but finding a restaurant in the centre of this awful city was very very difficult for some reason. Tired and hungry, Kaz spotted a Burger King so we dropped in for a whopper meal each which hit the spot nicely and gave us a welcome break from the daily noodles-with-chopsticks overkill! We headed back to our room for the night at the Signature Hotel for a good night's sleep before our day and overnight on the boat ...
... We were met by the "concierge" and showed to a little patch of pavement covered with a tarp. We sat on the ground and someone took our drinks order. It was soon delivered. Clare ordered a Bacardi and coke. It arrived in an open plastic cup with ice. She deliberated for a short time as to whether it was safe to drink and then braved it. It was a lot of fun sitting with the locals and tourists. Apparently this area has had a recent change ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet