Saigon Star Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... hop over the Mekong Delta and back to HCMC or Saigon as it is still known. We loved it here at the start of the holiday so fingers crossed for the finale.
Check in to the Grand Hotel Saigon a colonial hotel in Dong Khoi - we felt we deserved a bit of luxury for the last leg. Lunch at Pho 2000 of Pho Bo and then a massage and a walk around what is a great city. Back to the hotel for late afternoon chilling around the pool.
Tonight we intend to hit ...
We just returned after a day-long excursion to the Mekong River Delta. The two-hour ride in the G Adventure van was actually very nice as we were able to see many sights out of the window. Luckily the van was air-conditioned, as the temperature today was in the high 30's. I was sure what to expect when I read about this tour. We were dropped off at a pier where we were met by a local guide. After boarding a small, wooden boat with a noisy motor, the driver took us ...
... a prize for the neatness of his bookwork at school. Using only his feet he produced immaculate notes and detailed drawings. While inspirational it did not need to happen. The sheer waste of lives for the most insecure of reasons is deeply depressing.
The other major feature of the museum is the section on front-line journalists. Beautiful and captivating moments caught on film. My favourite was a sequence of photos of one soldier on ...
... my curly hair in admiration, telling me how nice my skin is and how beautiful my hands are, and I'm suddenly feeling like some kind of Goddess. It's pretty awesome! The girls are super lovely and think I'm from Switzerland because they can't say Venezuela. I am not gonna correct them. They're just too cute. It's time for my cake so I ask them to bring a couple of forks and share it with me. It has black beans and a pink (obviously coloured) banana. Ok, let's try it. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services