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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... by the usual suspects, the shoeshine boys, the moto taxi guys and the Cu Chi tunnel tour guys and got to use my new phrase, Mau Len or go away and it worked too.
Breakfast at Khans Casa was a baguette and a coffee, and I found out how to say "one more please", the Google translate version baffled them so the young woman typed it into Google for me. Thank Allah for free wifi, why don't we have it everywhere like they do?
Then a walk down Dong ...
Another big city, Saigon is the biggest located in the south. It is also newer than the capital Hanoi. They still don't like each other but can't really talk about it. Since the fall of Saigon in 1975, two years after America left, Vietnam has been ruled by the Communist Party from the north. The south wasn't happy to be defeated by the north and the north is very happy to have the south now too thus expanding their reach. Most people work for the government and you won't get ...
... how the Vietnamese overcame the US by using the tunnels to hide in, live in and fight from, and how they made and used traps against their enemies. We even had a chance to go through a section of the tunnels, which were incredibly narrow and low and hot.......how people spent weeks, months and years living inside of them is beyond us!
After the tunnels we headed over to Grahame's favourite experience of the day......the firing range......We had 10 bullets each ...
... addiction), and headed to Giác Lâm Pagoda, the most famous and well known Pagoda in Vietnam, dating back to the eighteenth century. Part of my class requires me to visit and observe a religious site here in Vietnam. I have heard that the Giác Lâm Pagoda is not to be missed while in Ho Chi Minh, and decided that it would be the perfect place to visit on behalf of a school requirement and also for personal enjoyment of seeing an important piece of Vietnamese culture and history ...
... in, showered and ready and a little nap before going out and doing the city tour. First stop was the war remnants museum, holding a lot of the aircrafts, tanks and guns which were used in the Vietnamese war. Next stop was the independence palace, this has not been touched or used since Vietnam was took over by communism. Here was the celebration of 30th April, a national holiday for the leader of Ho Chin Minh City. There was a big ...