Hong Vy 3 Hotel
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Though today was one of the few days in Vietnam where we were spending two nights in the same place we had another prompt start. Breakfast was on the 10th floor of the hotel with a reasonable view, but still many taller buiildings in the city. Nick stayed on the local food with a bowl of Seafood Pho but Caroline remained rather more conventional, …
Today we were off on another bus trip, travelling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). In view of the unpredictable traffic we left the hotel in good time but with the end of the holiday, and the death of the king, the traffic was relatively light and we arrived at the bus station in good time. Actually too good - over an hour early for our …
Here we are in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it is still called by many. A huge city and very modern by Vietnamese standards. A mix of old and new with lovely manicured gardens down the centre of the main roads. The traffic has taken a serious turn for the worse with motorbikes going in every direction and the huge roundabouts providing the perfect …
Met a fellow traveler in the lobby, who was going on an Intrepid trip to Cambodia. We visited the Ben Thanh market, where I had a late breakfast of snails, scallops, clams and an oyster. Wandered the market a bit, then got a cyclo tour, including the Jade Pagoda, and the War Remnants Museum (very grim). Met up with my tour group at 6pm, for a meeting held by our leader, Luu, followed by dinner.
I landed at 10:30pm local time, expecting to see someone holding my name on a placard. Of course, no one with my name. As I scrambled to find a contact number in all my paperwork, a small man approached me with a placard, pointed to my name, then to me. OK, off we go. Not far before getting stuck in a traffic jam. My driver deftly turned us around …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHong Vy 3 Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
Good location within walking distance of the main central attractions. Hotel was good, rooms good size, bathrooms slightly small but ok. Breakfast on the 10th floor. Staff helpful, but only one small lift.
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