Villa Song Saigon
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... by the company of famous architect Gustave Eiffel. You
might want to surprise your loved ones at home by sending them a post card of a
French building slap-bang in the middle of this crazy Asian city. (Besides, no
one seems to send postcards any more...just e-mails or Facebook!) Even if you
don't want to write home, this beautiful old building still merits a visit. It
reminds me of romantic movies set in the 19th Century.
... Vietnam and USA, from 1964 until 1975. It comprises several buildings storing military equipment, as well as disturbing photographs about the traumatizing consequences of Agent Orange, napalm and phosphorus bombs. There are also pictures about atrocities such as My Lai massacre, or a guillotine used by Southern Government of Vietnam. In addition, last but not least three jars of deformed human features indicating haunting effects of the war on the next generations. A number ...
... fun! So much is happening at once and so many people are departing for different destinations. it was entertaining to observe Cambodian families stacking four to a motorcycle/scooter while carrying large umbrellas or pieces of luggage. One little set of travelers consisted of two women and two tiny toddlers that were balanced precariously in between each of them. Both of us looked at each other and decided we had no idea how ...
... right up to the surrender. He was sent to a re-education camp for 2 1/2 years. The length of your stay mostly depends on your rank. They had to work for 7 hours a day, and study for 2 hours about all things communistic, including Marx, Lenin, etc., on which they were tested. Had to pass the test before they were allowed to leave, even if their sentence was up.
He said it was only slightly better than a normal prison. They had tapioca gruel for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...
... Chrissie and I decided decided we wanted to see the much raved about War Remnants museum with Chrissie and spent the whole day in her good company. The museum showed some (at times) hilarious propaganda where supposed protests were photographed from around the western world, shunning the US. Upon closer inspection, we perceptively noticed a couple of similar faces in most of the pics. The next floor was a bit stomach churning, with photo after photo of results of toxicity in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet