TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Landmark Ho Chi Minh City
Clean, great breakfast and central location. But most of all such service minded staff! They really went bout of their way to help us and we ended up booking our Halong bay trip through them as well, also ended up being great!
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Our travels have continued and we have now just finished a 2 week stay in Vietnam. Looking back at these 2 weeks I think the first thing that comes to mind is "a culinary experience". I have been a fan of Vietnamese food before, but these weeks really opened my eyes to a bunch of new dishes. In conclusion, lots of veggies, fresh spices and hot …
... my bag of nail polishes in my boarding house in Jakarta it was also cheaper (at 57p - or a pound fourteen if you include the tip and are using an American keyboard without a pound sign).
So after that massive success I decided to go get a facial at Serene Life which is a spa near my work. I should have taken it as a sign when the woman hung up on me when I called to make an appointment, but I didn't.
It was one of those weird spas which is decorated in a way I ...
... its original form until a recent million dollar makeover, but the pull of the place and its associated history still made us keen to visit. The Starry Night Bar on the first floor, teemed with correspondents, journalists, politicians, businessmen and of course bar girls looking to learn more for the Viet Cong. The local Pho restaurant, which was visited frequently by those staying at the Continental, was run by a Viet Cong Commander, who used his waiting staff to collect ...
... filled with a mixture of abseiling down cliffs and waterfalls, going feet first AND head first down 4 metre waterfalls, and cliff jumping off a 7metre and 11metre cliff (of course I didn't do this but Jason did). It was an absolutely incredible day filled with laughs, craziness and many adrenaline-pumping moments. A really fantastic team-bonding experience. Now for the really dramatic part of the story. That evening when we arrived back in Saigon, I had a look ...
... living and prenatal.
Most the of exhibits where extremely graphic, however I had seen some of the higher impact pictures before so I was a little desensitized. In addition to this a lot of the photographs where hammering home the same point, i.e. hundreds of photos of babies affected by Agent Orange and other defoliants.
Went up to the rooftop bar to play some pool, took some photos of the skyline.