Hoa Phat Hotel & Apartment
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- Continental Breakfast
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... packaging the coconut candies. I guess they do about 4000 of them each in a day. It sure looked like menial and boring work! We bought some candy samples to bring home and we also sampled some of the different "wines" that they had. The banana wine was very strong and we weren't too fond of. They also had some "snake and scorpion" wine which is more of a hard liquor similar to the worm in the tequila bottle. They had two bottles of brown murky whisky in which there ...
... of the floor tiles, and Thuy, bless her, had them repaired the next day.
During our guided tour I noticed large items of furniture belonging to Thuy’s parents sitting in a room. I wondered what was going on. Thuy told me her father had sold his house and was having a new house built just a short distance from hers. We walked up the road to meet her father and look at his nearly completed bungalow.
Paul and I enjoyed a chicken dinner with garlic rice ...
... the Vietnam war. We marvelled at the opulence of the presidential palace and the contrast of the underground bunkers. We played in the palace grounds and walked and walked and walked.
The markets are loud and crazy and tightly confined and you can buy every brand and very item. We all enjoyed bartering for prices and walked away with some bargains and some not!
... trees. There are numerous city parks, and central intersections laid out around grand statues, with streets radiating from them in all directions like the spokes of a wheel. Many of the older buildings, like the hotels, post office, city hall and cathedral (yes, there is a Notre Dame here too!) are European in style and would not look out of place in London or Vienna or Paris.
And while there are more people here, and still a kazillion scooters, the traffic is not nearly as ...
... know much about the war and what went on before visiting, but we found it very interesting as sad as it was. After the museum, we decided against a taxi, so off we walked! For 2 hours!! We didn't have a map and knew the direction we needed to go, but it was safe to say, we were tired and hot and sweaty and grumpy by the time we got back to the hotel! On our enjoyable walk, some guys on a moped tried to steal Lauren's bag. Lucky, we have been sensible with our belongings ...