Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Ho Ch Minh City: an introduction

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City last night after a long day of travelling from Canberra. The day went smoothly: I had no problems with my bike and both of us carried hand luggage that was WAY over weight without difficulty. We were quick arranging a taxi from the airport and were settled in our hotel, the Spring Hotel, before 10pm.

Our hotel room is very good, though without a window, at a cost of US$48 plus tax. The hotel is small but in a most convenient location in the Dong Khoi area: the only other hotels here are the large expensive ones.

Today we spent walking around the city which has a modern Asian, big city feel (the population is 6.5 million). The streets are wide, tree-lined and clean in great contrast to those in Kathmandu! We found good, local eateries and are really enjoying returning to the terrific Vietnamese food. It's hot: today was 36ยบ and humid!


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