Thien Thao Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... he got claustrophobic so me and Oliver went ahead. I was basically squatting and walking for 40m and it was a struggle. The heat and the walking killed me so I was glad we could come up for air then. Turns out the tourist tunnel hD 3 air holes for that 40m stretch and that the actual tunnels didn't! How the hell did people survive in that heat and get around?! The tunnels were 250km of that and after 40m I had enough. I could not hack ...
... an impressive skyscraper in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district. This tower, which was built by the American architect Carlos Zapata, is shaped like a lotus, the country's national flower. The lotus represents purity, commitment, and optimism. Therefore, the lotus-shaped structure symbolizes the hard work and aspiration of the Vietnamese people, who have helped lead their country to increased economic growth in recent years. While we didn't go up the ...
... was in complete turmoil and how far it's come since. The immense cruelty but also resilience of humans was really displayed to me in the last couple of days. For a lighter end to the afternoon we visited the Reunification Palace - the last South Vietnamese presidents palace and site of the fall of Saigon at the end of the war. It is now open to the public and completely preserved in the state it was when built in the 60's right down to the antiquated communications equipment in the ...
... walked around the different traps used by the Vietnamese, originally to catch animals, then used to kill the enemy (mainly Americans). We learned that younger bamboo was much stronger and did not have a hole in the middle of it like the older bamboo did. Young bamboo was therefore used to make spikes in the traps to kill/seriously harm individuals. Old bamboo was used to make chop sticks.
We walked past bomb craters that were now overgrown ...
... upstairs to see boys classroom and boys bedroom (for 30). Then girls. Then we walked back down the steps and were taken to the infants room. 20 or so in cribs. Then a kitchen. A 10 and 12 year old took great interest in Ben--they would be Le's Ronan and Aidan if we hadn't adopted. Ben gave them high fives. And our visit was over. No photos of kids. Andy got a few of the facilities. We got back in the cab to return. A successful trip.
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