Travel Blogs from Hanoi
Departure day arrives and we spend the morning preparing to leave Ho Chi Minh, with everything packed we left for the airport, flight only being delayed for an hour,,,thank you Jetstar!!
Whilst waiting for our flight we decided to taste the offerings of the airport restaurant, Dorian starting his 'Rate my Pho' quest with a beef variety and 2 …
... Loi had made the classic dish of fried tofu in tomato sauce, vegetable and white mushroom soup, and a relevation for me - deep fried mock squid. I must learn how to make the batter for these little fritters, I think were I do do them myself I'd replace the mock squid with potatoes or vegetables, but it was really delicious. One for the book, a simple crowd pleaser with potential to be really kick-ass.
The whole time, whenever Loi and I couldn't understand each other she phoned ...
... This happened because I had signed up for the "Adrenaline Theme Pack" (though it was sorely lacking in adrenaline). The zip line was the first of 3 activities I was to complete during the trip; the others being an ATV ride in Cambodia and abseiling into some caves in Vietnam. After all of the things I've done on this trip zip lining was severely lacking in any form of adrenaline. The only real highlight was getting up into the jungle canopy; that was truly amazing because you ...
... were held here including Senator John McCain. The prison describes the treatment of American POWs as being of a good standard in line with all conventions. The prison was very informative, it was another hard visit learning about what the prisoners went through and the small cramped conditions they lived in for a long period of time. There was also models of the small sewerage channels that prisoners tried to escape through, they were so narrow, it must ...
... skirts and one pair of trousers, using some old favourites of mine that are thread-bare. The evening was spent at a Bia Hai, a corner where the beer is cheap and there is street food aplenty. We met up with a couple of young German guys who we had met in the airport in Guangzhou. When we got to Vietnam, they had no American or Vietnamese cash, and so couldn't pay for their visas, so we helped them out. It was a great night with many young folk from all around the ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Warm and friendly staff, who are very keen to make a good impression.
Hotel is clean and room was more like a suite. Breakfast a little disappointing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.