Saigon Star Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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Let me start with a story.
It was 10:00pm in Saigon, and although it was dark outside, the numerous neon signs and lights from within the small compact stores allowed for just enough light to comfortably walk along the street. In contrast to most streets in Ho Chi Minh City, this street had only a few motorbikes drive down it. After a long search down some side streets in District 1, I found a sim card that would bring my borrowed iPhone to life. Thats right, I have ...
Met up with Tomas and Quentin (French dudes met in India) Had a few crackin nights out. Bards are crazy and super cheap. My innards have taken a royal smashin so few days chill out. The markets here are chaotic and full of random ****. The frogs with no skin and no heads but still hopping around the place my personal ...
... motorbikes fot 10 million people!!!
Even the local Chinatown (Cholon) is merely accessible by foot due to the traffic.
The Pagodas there were a beautiful and quiet break though.
The Cu Chi tunnels (immense 200km network of small underground tunnels near Saigon, used as hiding spots and routes for the Viet Congs during the Vietnam war against the American forces) were really impressive. Although you get a one sided version of the history, it's still very interesting to ...
... run and zig zag for our freakin lives. We had better traffic regulations when I played chalked town as a child. Everyone was just sitting out on the street trying to sell you stuff and we kept being warned not to have our phone out and keep our purse in front of us. We checked into our rooms which were on double bed for two people, a tv with Vietnamese channels or Disney and a combined shower toliet sink room. You could literally go pee while washing your hair. A little bit of ...
... Notre Dame Cathedral and river front. However it was the traffic that made us head back to the cafés and bars - huge wide boulevards with a constant stream of 100s of motorbikes made the usual tactic of just walking out a little more life threatening.
Sam was lucky enough to meet a sizeable skate crew at the local skate shop, and joined them on a skate ...