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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... because of American bombs and nothing could grow on it until about 10 years ago because of all of the chemicals in the soil and ground, we also experienced some of the ways our soldiers were "trapped". There was a foot trap, a door trap, a swinging trap and many others. All of these traps were hidden among the jungle foliage and our troops had no idea of what lay around them. Finally, we were given a tour of the tunnels... ...
... s play! It's a free for all, I love it, with mass groups of scooters riding together and fighting through the traffic, I was impressed with the city immediately. We arrived at the hotel without a hitch and after some odd discussions with a man with no grasp of English we paid our $10 and headed for check in. The Banana Leaf is pretty cool, only a few rooms and clearly family run, not a luxury choice by all means but it will do us for a few ...
... a Mulberry purse for a whopping price of £5 to go with her handbag. We stopped for an ice coffee and I started the blog and also looked into things to do in Hong Kong as we have an evening flight tomorrow. We showered and changed for dinner and Peta found somewhere to get her nails done and I found a bar on the corner of a busy junction where I watched the cars, busses and mopeds dance around each other from the balcony enjoying an ice cold beer. I'm still amazed that I've not seen an ...
... how tight the tunnel got towards the end so we were happy with our decision not to go. We also had the chance to fire live weapons but we didn't. However there was a lot of gunfire from the others including automatic fire. As usual it was very hot and humid today and no wind which made for a very slow day. 36 degrees was just hard work with the humidity. After lunch on the tour we were taken back by boat then taxi. After ...
... dinner, we walked to Rex Hotel's roof bar to show Alexander where the media people met for their briefings during the war for one drink. A group from our cruise was also there to enjoy the ambiance. It was another long day.