Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... br> Vietnam was at war with China for one thousand years, then with the French for one hundred years and as recently as 1975 the Chinese had another seven week war. Many thousands of people died in this seven week battle and Vietnam prevailed. Now they feel happy to be at peace and even if they don't like the politics, don't want to rock the boat.
This afternoon we transferred to our cruise ship the Amalotus, and will cruise the ...
... with lumps of jelly in and whipped cream - never had that before! It was gorgeous and only 25p. My flip flops were now rubbing badly and the emergency plasters I carry everywhere with me wouldn't stick to my sweaty feet! Ive lived in flip flops for 6 months with no problem but never had humidity like it, oh my poor feet! The War museum was en route so I called in to see it. Outside was fascinating, seeing the tanks, helicopters etc. However, I was ...
... it consisted less of actual massaging and more just deep rubbing of my limbs, so that by the end my limbs were just slightly warmer than usual. The relaxing atmosphere was also ever so slightly compromised by the cold that my masseur was apparently suffering from, leading him to noisily snort at regular intervals to clear his blocked nose, in between conversing with Adrian's masseur or taking calls on his phone.
Then again, what do you expect for £1.50? The three of us ...
... town we stopped at some paddy fields, a noodle making shop, and crossed a ludicrously small bamboo bridge clearly not built for western weight! The lady driving the boat made me a bouquet of flowers out of bamboo which was really quite impressive as she was driving a boat at the same time!
Once back in Can Tho, we hopped straight on the bus to Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as most people still call it, and a very nice lady helped us get the local bus ...
... Rows and rows of them sitting at traffic lights, whizzing past, weaving in and out of buses and pedestrians...I even experienced it myself by climbing on the back to get to my guesthouse....mental but so much fun!
I was staying in the backpacking area of District 1 down a backstreet off of a backstreet, a tiny narrow street but so full of life...spas, people selling street food, families hanging out, kids running riot all ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking