Northern Hotel Saigon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today I volunteered at a local school through the company International Volunteer HQ. I arrived at the Junior School around 7:30 where I was inducted before class started. Around 8:15 I taught a year 5 English class. The students were eager to learn and took in every word I had to say. I introduced myself to the class and they did the same for themselves. I was surprised ...
... long after leaving we were cruising down beautiful coast roads in the middle of nowhere. The occasional exclusive resort nestling in the countryside but other than that it was back to rural Vietnam. The usual surprised locals grinning and waving at us and children excited to see you as we trundled through their villages. The gamble paid off as the roads were beautifully quiet and sure enough we managed to weave our way through rice fields and found rickety wooden bridges to cross ...
... it's a shame they didn't keep one small section (even less than 10m) the original size. Then at the end of the tour you could compare what it really would have been like in the tunnels. I wasn't checking the clock, but I think our tour lasted about 90 minutes, certainly not much less and possibly more. After the official tour has ended (and you've given your guide a tip - not asked for btw) there are still more small exhibits to see; more examples of ...
... local schools and learnt that public schools only go to school for 1/2 day, Monday to Friday. Private schools go for a whole day and again on Saturday, only private schools teach English as a language by a foreign trained teacher.
We also saw rubber tree plantations, workers here earn about twice as much as other jobs, as they have a shorter life span due to the chemicals and latex. The average worker in ...
... to reunification palace. A very com looking drab building....reminding us somewhat of hotel bled! Interesting inside though as everything as be wen preserved wxactly as it was when thw liberation army took over in 1975
Onto the war museum. Not part of the original itinery but requested by us and an absolute must. Essentially a photographic museum this has some of thrw most horrifying and little known memorabilia of thrw Vietnam war. Some of thrw photos of what ...