Kim Hoang Gia Hotel
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... chatting about a few more things, it was time to go to a local house here owned by an old lady. One thing though, I found it fascinating how less they wanted to know of me. They were very content to talk about themselves. It especially comes as a contrast to so many Asians I have been interacting with over the last few days. We hardly ever talk about ourselves unless asked, and its almost always about trying to understand the other person. The most interesting thing ...
Fruit of the day: Orange
At breakfast I tasted an array of tropical fruits- Watermelon, Papaya, Dragon fruit, Rambutan, Mangosteen, Sapodilla and the extra strong Vietnamese coffee prepared with condensed milk and served both hot or cold.
The Reunification palace
Surrounded by Royal Palm trees, the 1960s architecture of this government building and the eerie mood that accompanies a walk through its deserted halls make it one of the most intriguing spectacles ...
... as toilet paper and a bum gun. The bathrooms are all shared and co-ed, which is fine, unless you are particularly pee shy. They also can get quite hot as they are not air conditioned and the constant showering releases a lot of moisture into the air. Towels can be rented for 100,000 dong deposit, with 90,000 of that being returned to you upon return of the towel.
The breakfast is kind of lackluster with limited options and not very filling. They occasionally run out ...
... a central display unit and the price of one of the coffee's grabs my attention. 1,000,000VND for 200 grams that's expensive for Vietnam. My coffee arrives as whilst the taste is much smoother than Highlands coffee house there's hardly any in the glass. I enjoy what there is, pay my 85,000 dong (£2.70) and leave. Before jumping into a taxi I decided to take a few photographs of the streets around the Opera House, Caravelle and the main shopping street.
Back at the hotel ...
On our way we found s couple drinking establishments and tried out the Tiger beer- I can handle this!
The hotel sent a golf cart to Gillie's to collect us (it is 5 min away ) and away we go - this is service!
Had a wonderful dinner with Gillie, Simon, Jeff and Eleanor - a beautiful restaurant with great Vietnamese food, nice picks for the meal Gillie!!
Off to bed - early start and need to cut down on luggage leaving one at Simon and Gillie's in the ...