Golden Rose Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... bright colours and the puppeteering is unlike anything we've ever seen because it all happens in water. The stage itself is a pool of water and the puppets appear from below its surface. Somehow, without being below or directly behind the puppets like traditional puppet shows, the puppeteers were able to manoeuvre them with great timing and precision. It was an interesting experience and definitely lightened our hearts after the heaviness we experience earlier in the ...
... wanted to surprise him. It was a bit strange singing happy birthday in the morning to a guy I've never met before. I went to the dive centre and they didn't let me dive due to me having a coughing fit in front of them, so they made me see their doctor who confirmed I couldn't dive. But apparently Fiji is good for diving so it could be worse. I then chilled on the beach all day and went back to the hostel. The ...
... market was your typical Asian market, it was massive and had hundreds of stalls selling things like bags, t shirts, loads of food stalls. Gemma had fun haggling for bracelets, a money belt and a purse. The money melt started at 250 and Gemma got it for 100, the woman selling was not impressed we found it hilarious. When we left the market it was raining lightly so we thought we would get a cycle taxi back. Once we got on ...
After contemplation I have come up with a few more things that I have noticed about Vietnam and for that matter much of SE Asia.
1. Plastic bags - I can't imagine what these people did prior to plastic bags! They come in all sizes and colors. Their use seems to be unlimited from the typical grocery bags to very small bags designed for one small item. They are used as portable glasses, coffee take away cups and are hung from poles in the rice patties ...
... Once back at the restaurant we got to prepare fresh spring rolls (they are the best), a clay pot dish with your own choice of meat (Tim added some frog to his) and a fruit flambé for dessert. All tasted great and we now feel like vietnamese master chefs!
That same afternoon, after a delicious lunch, we got on the bus again for a night long ride to Hoi An. What a beautiful place. Hoi An is an UNESCO world heritage site and has managed to restore lots of ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool