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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... night. A number of our teachers have quite good musical talents and put on a night at one of the local bars. Played lots of old rock songs that I actually knew. It was so nice to see everyone relaxing, laughing and joking......it just does not happen often enough these days. To finish off the night one of the girls decided we would go to a Vietnamese nightclub. What a laugh, we were surrounded by waiters who outnumbered us 2 to 1 and as soon as you took a sip of your drink ...
... of the French occupation with a replica Notre Dame and a beautiful old post office that looks much like a train station. This is the perfect place for buying tat and definitely caters to the stamp enthusiast. We finished our afternoon at the roof top bar at the Rex Hotel, a favourite hangout of American soldiers during the war. Interestingly this was also a favourite of the Viet Cong who would spy on them once their tongues got loose after a few too ...
... sign means nothing at all and on very wide roads the traffic would start up when we were half way across! In spite of this we made our way to the inevitable market for more shopping for Rob who loves a bargain. We had been advised to change our money into Vietnamese dong and in exchange for $50 US we received one million dong - we were millionaires for a day. With some difficulty we found the Ho Chi Minh city museum when a ...
... t, but we all know you get what you pay for and the pieces in the factory are just exquisite!!! The screens for dividing a room are just too beautiful to describe. There are 17 layers of lacquer on every piece and it takes months of work. I bought a beautiful jewellery box in gold leaf with red blossom and 2 birds on a branch. I can't take a photo as they are all wrapped up, the picture depicts the family. I bought a couple if other pieces for gifts. Next we are dropped off at ...
After an uneventful overnight bus trip from Cambodia to Vietnam we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) ready to experience the city. Our first impression of the city is a very busy western-ish metropolis loaded with coffee shops with absolutely insane traffic! There are approximately 7 million motorbikes on the road in Ho Chi Minh (with a population of 9 million) and at times crossing the street was a major feat. In general, we just ...