Universe Central Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... the extreme. There was a trap door which sent the unfortunate victim to land on 3 foot long bamboo spikes. For good measure these were treated with engine oil to keep them sharp and also snake venom.
There were other equally vile traps which allowed feet to go in but not come out, clamps that fixed under the arm pits...the list goes on.
The final part of the visit was a shooting range where for a few million Dong punters could use AK 57 VC machine ...
... we entered a lovely little restaurant called Pho Nien (Ben thinks...so it is almost certainly nothing at all like that. :P ) For a drastic departure from our lunch we decided to have something totally different. This was before we actually realised that the restaurant we were in actually really only sold....noodle soup...uhm....hm. Anyway after totally entering a noodle soup restaurant on purpose we sat and ate. Fortunate we did because it was amazing. Totally delicious, ...
... interesting fusion with clubbing beat. We really need to get good earplugs. 11.15 and we wander off to the river for the midnight fireworks. The approach road to the river has been transformed with a flower festival. Competes with the Chelsea Flower show. Hope some of the pictures bring it alive. Surrounded by families, many in traditional costume. The kids look adorable. Back to our street Vien Vian, seems to be the party street of Saigon, join in with a few beers, bed at ...
... nationalities (British, Australian, American, Malay, Vietnamese, Zimbabwean, Canadian and Filipino) with varying levels of experience (none through to 8 years teaching English in China). It's obviously early days, but most of us had lunch together as well, there's also quite a mix of personalities so we'll see how the dynamic evolve. Even on day 1 we had to stay late for copying and printing - they've even given us our first assignment to get cracking on. This could be a busy 4 ...
... it lasted all of 10 min). The city has a Hodge podge of influences giving it an almost bi polar feel. The french have a heavy influence on the architecture, the western world has a large influence on the infrastructure and shopping centers and of course the city bares the scars of wars past. Especially the Vietnam war. Upon first inspection the effects are not visible. but once the dust lifts and you take a look the evidence is there. Homeless people ...
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