Thien Thao Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
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... to wipe the smile off the kids faces.
That was the highlight for today, seeing these kids appreciate the little they had. This would be perfect for a school group because it would teach students not to take things for granted and show how some parts of the world are allot less fortunate. Its also a great way to help these kids and it really makes you feel satisfied at the end of the day. ...
... As we sat down for another drink and to decide what to do we realised that there were no roads into the mangrove from where we were and that we would need to pretty much hit Saigon then back track if we wanted to go there. We had about 2 hours daylight left and it would most likely take another 4 hours to get round to the tip of the mangrove where the only places to stay are located. We bit the bullet and decided that getting into Saigon was most likely the best and we could ...
... t return by bus. Even though I would have been more than happy to take the bus (and we saw the buses running), the Belgian girl who took the tour with us works as an au pair and has use of their personal driver. She offered us a lift in the air conditioned luxury car, and we'd have been dull to refuse. That made the cost of our day out even cheaper with a total transport cost of 13,000VND pp (about 37p)! Approx exchange rates. 21,000 = $1. 35,000VND = ...
... tourists, having their photo's taken and given high fives. Zach is now famous!!! Kate was very brave and went to check out the entrance to the tunnels. Alyssa and I did the first section, about 20m long.
We finished off a lovely morning by having Pho for lunch, Kate finally deciding that she likes the chicken pho!!! Time for a rest and off to dinner on the back of motorbikes tonight, again with Tiger ...
We took the overnight train from Hanoi up to the amazing town of Sapa which is just a few miles from the Chinese border. The local people wear colorful outfits which are in keeping with their ancient traditions. The sides of the mountains have all been terraced with thousands of rice paddies and worked in much the same ways that they've been farmed for a thousand years. We had booked a "home-stay" visit which required ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility