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Left Auckland 11:00pm, 13hr flight to Guandzhou (China), 6 hrs in transit, then 3hr flight to Ho Chi Minh. So slightly tired on arrival. Saw John's friendly face to our great relief. Off to the Riverside Apartments where Helen & John live. Booked into our apartment (1,400,000 Vietnamese Dong for the night which made us feel like the mega-rich, …
... don't think I will be bringing them back. Still it made a routine trip through check-in that bit more memorable, everyone loves a surprise. Having passed the time playing blackjack, placing bets of 50,000 Dong (a pound), we found ourselves in Saigon. Once the visa formalities were complete and our now obvious checks for ammunition or weapons were done we passed through customs to find a taxi. We thought Bangkok was very busy and manic, but we were wrong, those ...
... a call up to the army any time soon based on my accuracy) and crawling through a section of the tunnels (that had been widened and heigtened by 20cm) was certainly an experience I will never forget. I have never been so covered in sweat as i was when i exited those tunnels-it was certainly hard work getting though there.
As the time in HCMC drew to a close, my initial confusion had abated and was thoroughly entrenched and enjoying my time with the group.
... offer but as Kat wanted to be with me, me and Kat ended up sharing with strangers. We were really worried after our tour guide said that he has had to share before with old men bringing on their chickens. We were so relieved went an English couple our age arrived. We made friends and settled for the night. The train was actually okay but I had now started to feel ill so neither of us had a good ...
... The Rex Trading Centre became a property of Saigontourist Ho Chi Minh City and was upgraded into an international hotel, renamed Ben Thanh. The “Rex Hotel” was adopted as its international trademark.
The Reunification Palace is also known as Independence Palace. From ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverside Apartments Ho Chi Minh City
Lovely resort with 13 three-story apartment buildings (4 apartments per floor) set in park-like surroundings on the bank of the Saigon River. Free transport into the city (minibus or riverboat). Friendly staff, and many long-stay occupants. Swimming pool, tennis courts, gymn, coffee shop, restaurant, etc.
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