Universe Central Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... us more about day to day life here, it's a compliment to be told you've put on weight as it means you are wealthy and can afford good food to eat. Similarly it's quite common to be asked how old you are as they show most respect to those older than them. Family really means everything too, he tells us how every year on 23 December, all his relatives come together for their family day, some 300 of them, to catch up and pay respects to their elders ...
... walked downstairs to check in properly and get our bearings. Ngoc Thao Hostel is fantastic and I will recommend it to anyone staying in Ho Chi Minh. The staff could not be more helpful and will do anything to make your stay the best it could be. It is run by a family and you almost feel part of it from how you are treated. They gave us a map of the city, recommended a few restaurants and warned us about pickpockets etc. We left for Ben Tahn market with Mark for ...
A Sunday afternoon stroll around Saigon is meant to be an enjoyable thing. We had planned to visit the sites, get some food and take in the city. However, sometimes freak accidents can alter plans. A simple crossing of the road about 100 metres from our guesthouse resulted in poor Tash unceremoniously face planting the pavement on the other side. The Vietnamese locals stared as Tash clutched her elbow, as her chin and legs already started to swell. We sat on a ...
... to some of his mates and unsurprisingly they all abandoned ship so to speak (with their goods) just outside of Hanoi before we reached the bus stop (not the one we were supposed to go to in the old quarter, but one 8km out of town). I should have caught on immediately, but when the bus driver asked me if I had accomodation booked I immediately said yes, so that he wouldnt try and sell me his hotel (which is in the old quarter), but then he said well there is a free ...
... and will be discussed in detail in the next entry, was that I would meet a kind old man who would give me food and drink.
This seems like a good place to end folks. Next week we will be taking off those old walking shoes and will be joining the Great Legendary Bicycle Club of Vietnam, as I have titled it, which is represented by the kind old man mentioned above.
With that I will leave the suspense hanging...Farewell for now.
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking