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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... downtown of Ho Chi Minh City.
Constructed between 1863 and 1880 by the French colonists, following their conquest of the city, the cathedral reaches a height of up to 60 meters. Bishop Lefevre put the first stone for construction of the church on 28 March 1863. Initially, it was called Saigon Church. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral was given after Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue of Peaceful Notre Dame, made with granite from Rome, in 1959.
We are doing a little more play-it-by-ear on this trip than ever before. We have a basic itinerary laid out, but most of our flights and hotels aren't booked. While it's sometimes nerve wracking it allows for flexibility based on local's recommendations. So far this has worked really well! We added another day in Saigon to get everything in we wanted to see. The bus trips are usually uncomfortable, but they are the best way to get around ...
... Crossing into Vietnam though was almost liberating. Subconsciously we had begun to feel claustrophobic as a result of all the garbage everywhere, the filthiness was as much a part of our experience in Cambodia as our interactions with the people were, and it sometimes felt like the streets would soon designate a garbage heap for us to find a permanent home in. The feeling of wonder and pleasantness continued as we watched the ...
... strawberry fresh shake. It all cost $3 and I paid for Nguyen too. We managed to bring out the beer pressure and have some beers on the rooftop with the Vietnamese guys (Jimmy, Chang, Nguyen and Naht). They were driving so we let them off with their one beer haha! (Lightweights). Bed at 2am where I met Becky from NZ and agreed to go to Cu Chi Tunnels with her at 8am providing there was a space for ...
... that wasn’t worthy of the river. Even worse, the same people who were using the river as their personal wastebasket were the same ones who were pretty much taking a bath in it. On numerous occasions we witnessed people dipping various body parts into the river and “bathing.” Despite the condition of the river, it was truly fascinating to see how people lived by and on it. From the houses on the side of the river built upon rickety wooden stilts, to the ...