City Star Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Another early departure beckoned for our final day in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) which, for me, promised to be one of the highlights of the trip. In fact, the day wasn't as much in HCMC as in the surrounding environment as we left at 0700 for the historically significant site known as the Cu Chi tunnels.
During the French and American Wars of the mid-20th Century, the Cu Chi region had developed into a stronghold of the Viet Cong owing ...
... to several islands in the delta area where we got a chance to explore and watch how they locals survive there. The first island we explored we got the chance to watch the process how they take coconuts and transform them into a sweet coconut candy. On the next island we put our helmets on and climbed into the back of a open tut-tut and were given a quick tour the the island. I stopped wondering why we needed helmets as branches thwarted our heads as ...
... Our transfer was there to meet us and we finally arrived in Hoi An as night was falling. Our room is fantastic, it is an ancient tea house, about 500 years old. Apparently Michael Caine stayed in our room. We are right in the middle of town, and the balcony is really quaint. We went for dinner and found a great place called Cargo, and although expensive for this place, the food was spectacular. The mojitos are only $3 here, I'm in heaven!!!!! ...
... and bikes going the other way, in order to pick up a client waiting on the other side of the road. They are dauntless.
Essentially, they drive as one would ski, by letting the "upstream" driver cope with the whims of the "downstream" one.
A post about Saigon and driving would not be complete without getting into the subject of honking, a national sport of sorts. Even in Paris, I sometimes had difficulties equating the "horn for ...
... were injured. After the war Vietnam has 600, 000 tons of bombs left behind, 6.6 million ha of land area contaminated and 9264 communities polluted by explosives. Loses incurred by North Vietnam due to US include; 200,000 dead and 70,000 orphans, all power plants, 6 rail way lines, 66/70 state owned farms, 28/30 towns, 350 hospitals, 2923 schools, 465 pagodas and over 5million sum of brick houses were all destroyed. This is the reality of war. The following day for some ...