Northern Hotel Saigon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Northern Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
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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 …
... waterpark section had a good selection of waterslides and a lazy river to float around in, our favourite was a slide called the Kamikaze. We went down together in a double ring. Liv sat at the front. We were pushed over the edge of the slide, it was like a half pipe, vertical at the top then it curved at the bottom. I managed to get a video of it on the Go Pro. It's not the greatest, but you do get to see the slide and hear Liv screaming with fear. Ha ha. https://youtu.be/UjfV5mEOrmI ...
... my own is eating out at night - two nights I effectively had twisties for dinner (unfortunately my stash is now exhausted). But have found some good Western places which while far more expensive are keeping me sane (and fed). Overall I'm finding the experience a bit lonely, which I always knew I would, but the reality is still a little hard to deal with. Luckily I'm someone who really is okay in their own company. There are a couple of other volunteers who are really lovely girls as ...
... asian people in general are built smaller but this was considerably smaller. After a demonstration we took turns having a go at getting in, I managed to just about fit in the entrance but there was no way I would have been able to fit through the tunnels. Our group was them shown to a shooting range where you could pay to shoot AK-47s which seemed a bit insensitive seeing as thousands of soldiers had died there so we decided to step out. Our final stop was a purpose ...
... sites before entering the old colonial heart of the city. Our hotel is in the old quarter and after a rest we took a cyclo tour of the sites,Wat Phnom the original Buddhist temple,the central market,independence arch and the royal palace by the river where the locals were enjoying the river views and open spaces.Sadly much of the river frontages have had huge 5* hotels built upon them. For dinner we went to the Foreign Correspondents Club where we ate on the terrace admiring the ...