Riverside Hotel Saigon
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverside Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
Nice room we stayed in the suite on 4th floor with balcony over looking the river, we had a family of 4 and this room was good, nice breakfast included in the room rate in the resaurant.
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Mui ne was lovely and relaxing to be right next to the ocean, but we felt that since we will have 35 days on the islands of Philippines later on, it made more sense to spend more time in the city of Ho Chi Minh. This time we got a bit nicer sleeper bus with plenty of room to stretch out our legs and a comfortable ride down the busy capital of the south. When we got out of the bus we got somewhat of a heat shock. It was like a sauna, and that combined with all the fumes from the ...
... school group as it would be a cheap way to see some culture. The whole day cost $12 including transport and lunch. Throughout the day we didn't see many rice patty fields as there was only thousands of small houses for kilometres. These people lived in terrible conditions; up to 7 people sleeping in a tiny shack is just not right. If school kids were able to witness what I did, ...
... exhausted by the end. On top of that we did not have a break between the quarters - finished Q3 on a Friday, started Q4 on the Monday!!!
The rainy season is upon us so less opportunity to go and relax by the pool which was one thing that I did enjoy. Also my afternoon walks have ceased because most days it is raining or very hot and humid when I finish work. By the time it cools down a little the storms start and I do not fancy running in a thunderstorm. Knowing my ...
... our bags from the belly of the bus and stacked them on top of a pull cart that would follow us to our hotel. Walking through downtown Ho Chi Minh we both began to get excited. There were so many new streets to wander, alleyways to explore, and new food carts/stalls to try! Ho Chi Minh is the 9th city we've been to on our epic adventure and we couldn't wait to get lost!
We checked into our hotel. It was good, about the ...
... year, they also rolled in the 60th anniversary of their victory at Dien Bien Phu, when they finally defeated the French for good, their old colonial masters.
Anyway, watching them 'celebrate' was a lot of fun, and a lucky circumstance that had us arrive in Saigon that day. But it was also a bit weird since really, this was the side that lost! We saw lots of propaganda posters (many photos of these), a live entertainment show worthy of communists (along the lines of Canada ...