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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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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, …
... with a blend of a city that offers a high octane city of commerce and culture that is driving the whole country forward with its limitless energy, together with the ghosts of the past and a harsh realisation that some are being left behind - rich becoming richer, poor becoming poorer. It became quite evident as we got to know the city during the 4 days we spent there. On a couple of the afternoons we would get our trainers and rucksacks on, bottle of water in hand and would ...
... very hectic, we certainly enjoyed it.
We decided during that evening that we had pretty much discovered everything that Saigon had to offer for us, and so, we booked to head on a Mekong Delta tour to experience river life.
Up and out early after brekky, we were picked up by our tour guide and jumped into the bus. As usual there was a strange mix of people on the tour, but ...
... middle of town. We picked up a few surprises from some people and then she took us to a restaurant. It was a place that only Vietnamese people go to. There were no other foreigners in sight, so we were really excited to eat at a local place. We put our trust in Quynh and she ordered for us. When the plates came we discovered she ordered snails cooked in coconut curry, crispy fried pork, and fried rice. Everything was delicious, yes everything. In order to eat the snails ...
... your throat. One of the worst things to see was the model feotuses that had been deformed as a result of the mother's exposure to chemicals dropped by the Americans, such as agent orange. Whilst the photo display was possibly the best bit of the museum, some of the photos were a little graphic and not something to dwell on.
After the museum I walked back to the hostel, I got a ride there on a motorbike taxi which are everywhere in Vietnam. The guy said ...