Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... the most of my limited time in Vietnam. The following two days couldn’t have been in greater contrast with each other;
The first day, everything went really bloody well.
I set off for the Cu Chi tunnels alone, which promised to be a much cheaper method than forking out for an official tour. I should mention what the Cu Chi tunnels are – it was where the Viet Cong soldiers concealed themselves from the Americans as part ...
... s what they do here, there's no method in their madness!
We then headed for food in this traditional looking building, selling local delicacies which looked amazing, I was dribbling just by looking at the photos outside! The food over here is definitely worth the trip alone, it is nothing like the takeaways we have at home. Everything is made from scratch and they use local ingredients which makes it taste even better! ...
... a toilet because neighbouring tour boats kept coming in and using it. Hey! This is our boat! Our last stop was a bit of a tourist trap but it was fun. We saw how they popped rice (like popcorn) and made rice crispy treats. We saw how they made coconut chewy sweets and rice paper. We tasted snake wine and rice wine, though Yang later told me it's not the genuine thing because they don't have time to let the wine ferment long enough (because of the quick turnover ...
... for lunch at a fancy restaurant that was chosen by our professional guide she spoke really good English which allowed us to ask lots of questions. We also hopped onto a smaller boat which was driven by 1 lady, we floated around a circuit back to our main boat where we travelled back to land. we had a lovely experience full of lots of new adventures ...
... outside which replicate the ones that crashed through the palace gates to remove the president from his palace during the war. We then walked to the War Remnants museum which was awesome, I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to stuff like that so I really enjoyed looking at the old American tanks, chinook, American aircraft etc. upstairs in the war museum were pictures and fact about the war; before coming to vietnam I was unsure as to what had actually ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking