Northern Hotel Saigon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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June 1st night –
We were at a Bar/ restaurant next to the hotel, and we sat next to some folks from Texas and New Jersey. Go figure!! The guy from Texas sold Zepp and he sold that product to KM Pasadena. Small world!!! Carlos, you may know the guy Keene Applewhite.
Went to bed and all I dreamed about were beeping horns from scooters …
... I guess many of you will know what effect a few pints of beer has on your bladder…so we were kind of doomed. After an hour on the bus I ran to the front and tried to communicate to the drivers that I really needed to step out but they were either not interested or didn't get me and just sent me back to my seat. 30mins later it was all or nothing so I dashed to the front again and, using my world class acting skills, demonstrated in a pretty ...
... pork and veg (the interesting mains tend to cost quite a lot) and instead pushed the boat out and had our first proper dessert (ice creams don't count!); I had hot sweet rice balls in ginger syrup, though they didn't taste that great it still sounded/looked cool! Having escaped the rain with a taxi ride back to the hostel, we've had time to sort out our travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Monday morning. We have an earlyish start to go on our cu chi tunnels tour ...
... tanks that burst through the gates when the South lost the war and more. It was hot and steamy but interesting.
Next stop was Chinatown. We boarded our personal cycles and then it got very interesting. We were each on an open seat in front of a bicycle pedalled by some poor person who was probably ruing the extra weight of westerners. Off we went. It was the closest thing to an adrenaline ride we'll ever have. The riders cut across many ...
... the afterlife. Only one accident witnessed so far and that was a minor one.
So what makes people happy? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.... Bit vague?Feeling loved and having purpose and a sense of self worth... A bit closer perhaps. It's the little things being usually in place, and a place of safety, and quiet. A warm shower with sweetly scented soap, comfortable shoes, sleep, choices of music, a loving partner and the company of friends. Not ...