Thien Hoa Hotel
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We had an early start, getting on a bus to the Cu Chi Tunnels, with the guide explaining the history of the war and the Viet Cong on the way. The tunnels are an expansive network of underground passages which were lived in and used to surprise the Americans and keep an upper hand. The whole trip cost about £5 each which was great for a 6 hour adventure, and we certainly got our money's worth. The tour started with a short film which was slightly hard to understand and was probably ...
... and area was really good. The way they built the tunnels and their techniques for not getting caught are genious. They used to make shoes out of tyres, buttheywpu!d make then perfectly oval so that in rainy season their footprints wouldn't show what direction they were going. We we're evngiven the chance to crawl through one of the tunnels that had been built, but nota real one because they had to make it bigger for westerners etc. I couldn't ...
... two options:
Option 1: Go to post office and post letter (this doesn't help me); or
Option 2: Buy stamps, pass the letter onto her and she will post from Gide (sounds promising).
“So where can I buy stamps from?” I asked (assuming she may somewhere like the corner shop). “Oh, you have to buy stamps from the post office” she said.
“Hang on” I replied “so both scenarios involve me going to the ...
It was the regular 5 am start for today's excursion, the cu chi tunnels. The tunnels were awesome, 17000 communist Vietnam soldiers lived and fought from the tunnels during the Vietnam war, or as its known here the American war. On the bus to the tunnels our tour guide lore who was absolutely crazy, was telling us all about the history and I was proper geeking out-all the girls by this point know I'm the history boff that actually finds what the tour guide is saying interesting, ...
... position "A" once again,and all for the staggering price of $30 a night,breaky included,sweet!!! Our mornings have been spent having a leisurely breakfast with the Peacocks,chatting and laughing,non-stop,then heading to the killer beach,lounging and reading all day,us in the sun,them under the palapa,with a couple of swims thrown in for good measure,followed by our famous home made lunches that consist of fresh baguettes,ham and cheese,and loads of fresh veg from ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThien Hoa Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
We got into Ho Chi Minh after a total of 18 hours of flying and incredibly jet lagged. We ended up not having time to make reservations ahead of time, so the cab driver took us to this place after I told him I wouldn't pay more than $20 usd for a hotel room. I wonder if I would have said I wont pay more than $15 if he would have brought us to the same place..
Anyway! It was $20 usd a night for my boyfriend and I. The staff was super nice, the room was nice- our own bathroom with western toilet, shower with hot water, huge bed, our own private balcony and air conditioning! We also had a tv and a mini fridge, table and chair. They don't have wifi, but they have a computer on the reception floor that you can use for free.
I would absolutely recommend this place, I know $20 is pricey for Vietnam but it was worth it at the time. I would try to get a better price next time.
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