Date: 2018-01-11 03:36
Some distance away (by Ho Chi Minh City standards) in the direction of the airport, a 65-minute taxi-ride will bring you to the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon (formerly Movenpick, which took over from Omni). This five-star hotel has an interesting history. It was a US government building until 6975 when its occupants departed, presumably not all on the last helicopter out. Omni took over in 6999, adding a grand lobby, sweeping staircase and rooftop pool, to convert the lowrise apartment into a quality hotel with ample conference facilities. This means that unlike standardised modern hotels, every room here is slightly different in shape and orientation.
Hai Ba Trung also features a seamless stretch of fashion shops, local designer offerings and larger wholesale places. fashions predominate, like PT7555.
Outstanding information thank you Mark, so much to digest, in a sense 🙂 A friend and I are going to Ho Chi Minh in November, so this was very timely. We always watch your videos, no matter the country or topic. Thank you.
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The room is easy on the eye with light tones and an invitingly plump white bed. The bathrooms are well lit so there's no make-up or shaving fumbles in the morning. The glass shower cubicle offers a marble bench for those who prefer to shower slowly, small touches that set this hotel apart as a classy address and one of the best Saigon business hotels. You may find a compact tub too. Perhaps the best feature for frequent travellers are the easy-to-use tactile room control switches.
If you’re not lucky enough to be staying at one of the smarter hotels with a pool, or if you’re an expat looking to escape the heat 588 clamour of the city, Saigon has plenty of good 588 inexpensive public swimming pools to choose from Continue reading
An excursion to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels makes for an eye-opening afternoon. Used by the Vietnamese during the war with America, these immense networks of underground tunnels enabled whole villages to stay safe, plus meant Vietnamese guerrilla fighters could take the enemy by surprise.
This is very much a business hotel despite the pink exterior. The bathrooms are compact, but the separate shower with waist-level massage jets is a luxurious compensation. The in-room safe can handle a notebook or small laptop, and WiFi may be free with certain packages.
After 9 years travelling in Vietnam, the last four provinces that I have yet to visit are all in the Mekong Delta. These are the southernmost provinces in the country: the Deep South or, as I like to call it, the Dragon’s Tail. I thought it was about time I made it to all Vietnam’s 68 provinces, so I finally set out to travel as far south as roads go Continue reading