Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
Already we're one country down, and onto our next...Vietnam. It's been on my wish list for years and I'm excited to finally get the chance to experience the history, the people, the culture.
We fly into Saigon on Air Asia, kind of the Asian version of Easyjet, but thankfully much more relaxed about baggage limits and hand luggage - we wear …
... which Doug found out that everything is too small for him. Tall people problems right? At this point we were delirious and fell asleep by 8pm then woke up at 12 and caught the end of the World Cup game at our place. Sad they lost but hopeful for the next round! I need an excuse to wear my USA tank while I'm here. Now off for some vietnamese coffee...I hear it's the ...
... inevitable urbanization. With live traditional music which echoes of rural work songs, scenic and great lighting design. The show was breathtaking and before we knew it the cast were taking their bows and the show was over. The show lasted just over an hour and it had to be one of the quickest hour's ever! , We also managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping ; finally bought ourselves a couple of hammocks, I bought some new shorts as my old ones are a little, ahem, tight and ...
... retired about 4am.
The following day was meant to be a fun-filled day of tourist activities but with hang-overs weighing both heavily on Leyla and I we opted for the more sedate option of shopping. At lunch time we met up with Paul and Mary again, who brought 2 of her 6 (yes you heard me, six!) children with her (none of them being Paul’s). We ate at some arty food place which was very nice and I enjoyed playing with the kids (they seem to get ...
... to understand the poorly pronounced English of the guide somewhat (says me who speaks perfect Vietnamese!). We finished off with a bike ride through the town which was just magical and reminded me of scenes from the Julia Roberts movie "Eat Pray Love" as we flew along the river banks at sunset while local people yelled out greetings to us in quick succession as we passed...absolutely magical! MAGICAL and unforgettable! We stepped back onboard the sampan and for the next couple ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool