Winter holidays – Vietnam Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Day 3)

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City Today was the last day proper I was in the city. I stayed for four nights in Ho Chi Minh, and I was happy with this. I felt it was just enough time to see the main sites, though there were others I could have visited if I'd…

Winter holidays – Vietnam Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Day 2)

Day 2 – Ho Chi Minh City Today, I had decided to visit the War Remnants museum. This was very close to the Independence Palace and the cathedral and post office, and was pretty easy to find. In Vietnam, museums often close at lunchtime, and this was no exception. However, I arrived in good time,…

Winter holidays 2 – Vietnam Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Day 1)

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh City This was the first full day in the city. I had had a pleasant night’s sleep, and was ready to press on. I found a booklet in my room about trips which the hotel ran, including one which had been recommended to me by the Australian couple on…

Winter holidays – Vietnam 2: Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City

Day 6 – Hanoi I was due to check out at 12 noon. I had breakfast and then went for a wander around the city, particularly to the lake. I also wanted to see what the traffic situation was like. It was quieter, and there was less traffic. The lake area, however, seemed particularly busy.…

Winter Holidays – Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi (Day 3)

Day 3 – Hanoi Today I decided to go to the PoW museum, and the water puppet theatre. I set out after breakfast and, at the road junction I had turned left at the previous day, this morning, I turned right. Turns out, the museum was closer than I had thought.   Still, I arrived…

Winter holidays – Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi (Day 2)

Day 2 – Hanoi My first full day in Hanoi. I went for breakfast in the hotel – which had a decent range of things. You could have traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup called Poh, fruit, toast (French or otherwise), bacon, eggs etc, pancakes, crème caramel … lots available. The hotel also gave me a…