Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... 4,000,000 dead Vietnamese? Irritated we took the taxi cab back to our hotel. The driver took all kind of streets and told us something about one-way streets while the taxi meter sped up the double of the normal price: 170.000,- Dong is quite a lot for this distance. As I handed over the money to the driver the digital display suddenly flickered and turned to 470.000,- Dong. That is the amount one has to lay for a bus ticket to Hanoi, which is some 2000 km away. But as the ...
... we were going to Cu Chi Tunnels that day- the single most dreaded thing for me- and everyone I had spoken to kept telling me more and more just how terrible they are- making me get more and more worked up. A girl we were speaking to in Laos, who I would describe as very pragmatic and petite said she was so traumatised by them she can't walk over manhole covers anymore because she thinks that they might be traps, and when she described the conditions in the tunnels, I started ...
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I went to the same Pho restaurant as I did on my first night and chose the chicken pho this time, asking for only a little chicken. They didn't understand. At least this time I knew more of what to do with all the sprouts, leaves and limes they give you! I had a Saigon beer and dinner was 57,000VND. I found my way back to the hotel and went to sleep in the grimy Nam Long room. Long ...
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