Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... with imagery that told the horrific story of the war - there was a lot of agent orange imagery which was hard to look at and outside a few beggars who were affected. That night we got ready and headed out to the opera house to watch the AO show. A great mix of drama and acrobatics and a really entertaining and exciting spectacular. Dinner was at Vietnam house with traditional live music before a walk home through the streets of Ho Chi Minh - our last night dodging ...
... keys, under, over the screen... Marvellous.
But that's besides the point.
The point of this entry was to update you all on how my first week has been going. I mentionned last time my pride at being able to cross the street, all by myself, just like a grown-up. I feel like I must expand on this.
Although the Vietnamese, like all civilised people, officially drive on the right-side of the road, this is in fact purely ...
... had put on trip adviser as there were no directions and it's address was wrong, it was down a tiny alley off the main road, as are many guest houses here, and it was so easy to miss the entrance to the alley. Luckily we spotted the sign for taj mahal restaurant and found the 4 boys guesthouse by chance!
We had toyed with the idea of spending more money for our final place, but made the right choice and booked a sensible $17 a night ...
... wonderful people, so interesting people and some crazies, we witnessed the real difference in culture between the Chinese dominated north and the calmer more capitalist south. We met all kinds of Vietnamese people, all with different stories, different expressions and different smiles, we had been sweltering, freezing, wet and windswept. We felt the cut of great clothes, the sand in our toes and bugs in our beds. We had learnt about the history, the horrific civil wars and a ...
... and a triangular bunker, designed to deflect ordnance away from those sheltering within. After peering into the entrance, Jacqui elected to remain topside while Dave shuffled his way through.
We got back for some more haggling at Ben Thanh market, which resulted in replacing Dave's backpack with a North Face one... "It's a fake, but a good fake!", explained the stall keeper in defence of his ...