Saigon Royal Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
It was an epic effort and mad rush but we made it to the plane and to Ho Chi Minh in one piece. After a walk around town to find some spring rolls for dinner we chilled out with a can or two of 333 beer and caught up on some sleep.
Ho Chi Minh City is a big, busy and bustling city. It is the largest city in Vietnam and has an unfortunately little amount charm. However, there are several beautiful buildings and monuments such as the Opera House, the Post Office and a plethora of interesting museums. Just inside the city limits are hundreds and hundreds of tunnels with showcase how the soldiers got around during the American war without detection. There is a lot of history in the city and ...
... of solid coconut we are familiar with in the UK. To continue the theme, our next stop was at a small dwelling where they made candy out of the coconut cream (which comes from pressing the coconut flesh). We were also treated to an elevenses of fresh fruit, which was scrumptious, Minh told us that all the best fruit in Vietnam is grown in the Mekong delta. This finally gave me the opportunity to try jack fruit. A huge spiky green fruit the size of a rugby ball or ...
... and the amazing Vinpearl island. Throw in a couple of bike rides and a brilliant party in the middle of the spectacular Halong Bay we've got ourselves a perfect mix of fun-ness during our time in Vietnam. One thing letting Vietnam down are some of the locals that are just unbelievably rude and disgusting. Having said that, we've also met and spoken to some very kind and welcoming locals, not to mention all those that were desperate to say 'hello' during ...
... called Zest less than a 5 min walk from our hotel (after about 1/2 hr research online). We are all happy with our meals it is not Vietnamese but the food is good, the decor cool, the service friendly and they play all L's favourite songs. We are all happy. And it's a nice walk back to the hotel in the dusk as all the lights are coming on.
We leave tomorrow at 5pm so we still have time to explore some.