Joy Journey Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I had mixed feelings as we landed in Hanoi. For most Americans, especially my parents' generation, Vietnam evokes a dark and tragic period in our country's history. It's only in the past 15 years or so that American tourists have started returning to this beautiful country, which contributed to a certain sense of adventure. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is one of the world's four remaining single-party socialist ...
... to the mausoleum, which was apparently re-opened the day before. Still, I was too late as they close the mausoleum at 10:30 - and it was 10:30. Great!!!
Instead I went to the museum as planned. Heard some mixed review, I must say I found the musuem rather interesting. It had a photo exhibition from Russia, shwoing a lot of photos from their lasting friendship. After walking up some stairs you suddenly stand in front of a massive statue of Uncle Ho - you really understand over time ...
... museum had an amazing video on their lives and a typical day in their shoes. Needless to say I didn't barter very hard that afternoon for my fresh pineapple. My god they wake before the sun and have to work until they sell everything that they had bought from the market that morning. And for generally only around $20-30 a week profit after their purchases, eating and the cost of their tiny room which they share with a dozen others. It certainly makes you appreciate all you ...
... to escape from the pool. Once we got into the hotel lobby, we saw mr Jackson at the front desk so we went and told him our crazy experience. Jemilla and I decided to go over to one of the girls to see if she could send us the photos. The second we went over they literally surrounded us again. Mr Jackson found out they were an acrobat/drumming group who were performing in the conference room. They allowed us to watch them perform and ...
... the road traffic – amazing. Anyway, not having to rush around in search of Visas was a great weight off, so the Friday we spent in Hanoi was much more enjoyable. We had a lay-in, found a quiet street-side spot for coffee and brunch, and visited the Hỏa Lò Prison, which is now a museum. The prison was built and used by the French during its colonial era, complete with a guillotine, but was later used by the Vietnamese for keeping American ...