Thien Thao Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
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- Continental Breakfast
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... been told it was worse than Hanoi. True there was another 'blurmuration' of bikes but it seemed a bit more predictable, unless there was a jam and then the pavement became fair game again. In the day time many women bikers wear face masks and a scarf arrangement around their necks........I suppose you could call it a halfaclava! We learnt that the locals called these women Ninja's! A fair nickname but in my view they were more akin to butterflies as at night they emerged from ...
... fired into the area at night, and pilots were told to drop unused bombs and napalm there before returning to base. But the VC stayed put. Finally, in the late 1960s, American B-52s carpet-bombed the whole area, destroying most of the tunnels along with everything else around. The gesture was militarily useless by then because the USA was already on its way out of the war. The tunnels had served their purpose. The VC guerrillas serving in the tunnels lived ...
... it meant I only had about an hour and a half left to get back to the hostel and grab my big pack (which I'd left after I checked out) and then get back to their office. It was only about a fifteen minute walk away though so I didn't stress out too much about time. I just sort of wanted to sit on a bus I think.
So I headed back to my hostel. It was a really warm day, and on my way back I noticed this church steeple the next block over ...
... just hoped for the best. Poor James had taken his whole big backpack with him (don't really know why?) so everything he had brought was soaked! He was not a happy camper. Our home stay hadn't kicked off to a good start, and as we looked around where we were staying we realised that it wasn't even the traditional type of home stay we were envisaging - the type where you are actually staying in the home of locals, with locals. This place was basically one big room with ...
... English, which we welcomed. We found out about the locals and what they did in their spare time, a young boy Zing could speak really good English and he told us he gets the train down to the city to meet English people so he can practice. It was liberating to see his commitment to learning English. We finally made it to breakfast in our hotel! We got up and booked a tour to Cu Chi Tunnels, although the hot bus journey took us a few hours once we ...