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Ho Chi Minh City is a fantastic city for tourists. Especially if you stay in district 1. I would highly recommend the May hotel where we stayed because of the location. We were directly behind the opera house and just minutes from all of the major attractions. We walked everywhere (except Cholon) and this meant we could see lots of unexpected …
This place is out of control.
Absolute madness pretty much as soon as we set foot outside the airport. Taxi 'drivers' (we use the term loosely) everywhere, trying to coax you into their car for three times the price that the journey is worth. Our first experience with bartering. First of many.
In the end we paid him about AUD5 …
... entire way. Once we all got off the bus we were excited and ready to get on the river! The delta was not what I expected. All the water in Vietnam is brown...very very muddy looking...the Mekong Delta was the worst...and yet something about still just made it so beautiful. We all got on one motorboat and went to a rice factory which was really cool. We saw all the different ways they use rice and how they made spring roll wraps, pop rice, candy, etc. ...
The food and drink is such good value - we have authentic dinner starter and two main courses and two bottles of Saigon Green beer and it comes to about £10.
Head back to the hotel to settle in early ahead of tomorrow's full on day of exploring.
Suzanne's got the Gin, got the tonic and the ice and we swop lemon for lime.
Chink- Cheers one and ...
... get my head straight again So, that said all that's written below is with the Vietnamese slant on history, but shouldn't be ignored just because both sides probably comitted the same kind of attrocities 1st floor starts with the "Agression war crimes" exhibit Photos include soldiers tying prisoners together, interrogating villagers, torturing peasants, pictures of water boarding, people being pushed out of flying helicopters, soldiers carrying half a body about after it's been ...
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