Graceful Saigon Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
TravelPod Member ReviewsGraceful Saigon Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
The hotel is quite nice, thou a bit expensive for the 32 USD/night. Breakfast is good. Nice and friendly stuff. But the noise outside during the night is unbearable even with the earplugs, so never stay in the room facing the main street, since the simple glass in the windows do not protect from the outside noise at all.
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We have arrived in the biggest city of Vietnam after a 5 hour train journey. It was nice to finally be on a train, since we had been travelling around by bus throughout the whole of Vietnam. This city goes by two names; Saigon, which it is formerly known as but still used by the locals today and Ho Chi Minh city which the North of Vietnam and …
... and barbarism were equally amazing. The tunnels were built 12m below ground as the B52 bombers that were carpet bombing over the 150 sq km area of the tunnels only created craters 10m deep. Elaborate systems were created so smoke from kitchens came out in small micro holes 100's of meters from the main tunnel area. US soldiers clothes and cigarettes were dug into entrance areas so US sniffer dogs were ...
... with travelling this turned out to be a good thing. We bumped into an impromptu aerobics class in a small park with about 50 people all exercising in sync, needless to say Matt joined the back and had a boogie. With the backdrop of the city, the setting sun and some funky Vietnamese music it was a really novel and fun experience, getting lost isn't always bad! We then headed back to the hotel for an early night, eager to discover more about Vietnams history the next ...
... colors of everything in the city and it was so fun to be wandering the streets of such a fast moving and unknown place. Our first stop was the Vietnamese Bank to swap our U.S. dollars for Vietnamese Dong. Funny thing is the exchange rate is 20,000 VD to $1! :P We walked away from the counter with over 6 million Vietnamese Dong! It was a THICK wad of cash :).
Armed with the local Moola we crossed the street and ...
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