Tan Hai Long Hotel 3
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We touched down into Vietnam yesterday at 5ish pm (Vietnam time) which is 10ish am England time. Paid for taxi to our hotel (we'll get refund on the pre-booking that was missed) arrived at the hotel 7/8ish and got settled. Had showers and headed out for something to eat.
Brief rundown of previous events before reaching: At Gatwick airport …
... good their English was and towards the end of the lesson we played a couple of English games that I taught to the class.
Later on I taught another couple of classes and had lunch with the children in their courtyard. The school was tiny, containing only 12 rooms and the small yard made of dirt. The classrooms had only one blackboard and a few desks in each but the lack of utilities ...
... river we came across. We stopped off for a cuppa along the way and to put the wet weather gear away yet again and checked our progress. It was good. It looked as though we would have plenty of time to reach any of our possibilities so we cracked on again until the point where we approached the mangrove to our South.
At this point the roads had been gradually building up in both size and traffic and you could sense you were nearing Saigon despite it still being ...
... photos, uniform making. We also visited the temple which is in the Ben Duoc grounds. This temple was built to remember all the Vietnamese people who fought (and especially those who died) in the Cu Chi Tunnels and elsewhere in the war. The walls are inscribed with 10,000s names of those who died in the war. A really worthwhile visit. Now, as this was a blog about transport to the Cu Chi tunnels ie. getting there by public bus, I now have to admit that ...
... about $250 US per month, in the rubber plantations they earn $400-500 US per month.
The tunnels were amazing, the Vietnamese were so clever doing so much with so little. Zach picked up a pair of tyre sandles to fool the enemy, the footprints left behind look like they are walking in the opposite direction. Paul and Scott got to fire M60, 30 calibre machine gun and M16. Much to Zach disappointment they ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTan Hai Long Hotel 3 Ho Chi Minh City
First night was upgraded to a VIP room with a nice balcony view for the one night because our booked room was occupied. The next day, we were shown to our booked room - a third of the size, with 2 tiny windows facing neighbouring building walls one metre away. So we paid extra to stay in the VIP room..haggled the price down with the manager!! We came to a decent agreement.
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