Villa Song Saigon
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... are motorbikes all over the shop - over never seen so many! As I'd been warned by Ann and Jeff, crossing the road here is a flipping nightmare; I've already lost count of the amount of times I've nearly been mown down by a motorbike as they are literally everywhere here! Our guide has also warned us multiple times about bag snatching as apparently it's very common here. From my perspective, it's no worse than any other tourist place for crime and you just ...
... d got to the city museum but it was closed for lunch. Instead we headed to the main shopping street which was also where a lot of hotels that the press stayed in during the American War. We also passed the Rex hotel where it hosted the American military command's daily conference, "The Five O'Clock Follies". We also passed the opera house in the taxi so couldn't get a good picture. We then headed for some ice cream before ending our last full day in the ...
... Saigon we got our first real taste of proper tropical rain! We was out with no umbrella no rain coat and got well and truly soaked as the heavens opened and literally dropped half the worlds water on top go us. After meeting up with Emma's friends from home Hayley and Sydney we all joined a tour to go to the Chu Chi Tunnels. Our guide was a Vietnamese guy called Jay Jay and he liked to talk and talk a lot! For the entire hour and 45 minute bus journey he gave us a ...
Saigon now known as Ho chi Minh city was our next stop. We got dropped off on the main tourist area but we had no idea how far our hotel was so we asked a tuk tuk driver and he said 200,000 dong (£6) to take us...we laughed in his face and said no. He said 100,000 dong...nope, 60,000...nope! We decided to walk it and take a look and after approx 30 yards we found our hotel. That seems to be a common thing in Asia, you are regularly being tricked or scammed. ...
... them connected. But the government was pressuring them to sell, so they could do something else with it. Finally, they gave in, and ended up with a pretty nice house. Here's the comparison entry:
Cousin Thanh now has a baby son, and his daughter is 6 and was in school while we were there. Uncle Thang is now 87, and a little slower than last time, but ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet