An Lam Saigon River
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... still enjoy a good water fight! With heavy hearts, Katie and I watched our travel companions from the last 10 days disappear in a taxi bound for Hanoi International Airport. It leaves a temporary but significant gash in your gut when you part with family after such a trip. They are precious times, and there value is unquestionably priceless. We weren't about to break down completely though. After all, we were experiencing Vietnam, on a 5 month holiday, with no commitments, no ...
As a result I crossed the bridge pretty quickly and as I was standing to ensure I could avoid the quite large holes in the bridge, I nearly failed to notice a massive steel beam at my head height near the end of our crossing. At the last second I managed to slip under the head cracker! Virtually immediately, we found ourselves in a tiny little hamlet which looked more than surprised to see us meander our way through the mud. We still thought we had taken ...
... surprised as the bigger markets we have been to previously have been fine. The stuff in the market was actually quite nice and lots of choice but very expensive and the harassment doesn't make you want to stand there and look at their stuff so we didn't end up buying anything. Maybe one day they will realise that it doesn't get them anywhere to annoy the hell out of people.
We walked from the market to the Palace, which was about ten minutes away, and just took ...
... We were treated to a rice and pork breakfast, an electrolyte beverage and even had our tires pumped up by the knowledgeable Mr. Hok. We all sat round a large table and 'yo'd', or cheers'd, before taking photos. The thoughtful Mr. President even presented us with a souvenir, which was one of the GLBC banners. There was plenty of smiling faces that morning. Mr. Hok, even though he was not able to coerce us into drinking anything at a lightening pace, was his usual self, sporting ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool