My mini guide to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
|Living room and study table|
|Washer cum Dryer|
|Pho with slices of beef and beef ball|
|A cup of traditional drip Vietnam Coffee must not be missed especially for coffee lover|
At the end of the coffee session, coffee lover will definitely bring back some coffee to re-create the taste at the comfort of one's home. Great selection of coffee available from instant coffee, 3 in 1 coffee and coffee powder. Prices are really reasonable too! Don't forget to get a can of Brother's Condensed Milk to go with the drip coffee (available at their bigger outlet or you can get one from local supermarket)
|Home brewed beer with cheese. Perfect combination!|
This place is hidden in an alley with a small sign board at the main road so do keep a lookout. It is about 5 minutes walk from Somerset Chancellor Court. If you are around the area, then you are in the correct direction.
|Com Tan-broken rice with grilled pork chop|
|Vietnamese Spring Roll (Fried Version)|
A similar one to the one in Paris. One can spot many groom and bride-to-be taking wedding photo here.
Situated just across the road from Notre Dame Church, love the architecture of the post office. It is a working post office so just walk in, get a postcard and send it back to your loved ones.
P/S: Souvenir can be bought here as well at reasonable pricing without the need to bargain. Everything is of fixed price and no one will bug you to buy if you would just like to browse.
3. A trip to HCM is never complete without a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel. Discover the history of the underground tunnel dug during the war. I would recommend a tour with The Sinh Tourist (https://www.thesinhtourist.vn/landscapes/sg/1/sai-gon). Tour is organised and ticket can be purchased online or at their office at least one day before the tour.
4. Another highly recommended tour is full day Mekong Delta tour that comes with a lunch and visit to village at Mekong Delta. This tour can be booked with The Sinh Tourist as well.
For reliable taxi, go for Vinasun or Mai Linh. Definitely go by the meter and so far I had no issues with the cabbie :)
For VND 325K, you get a 90 minutes full body massage with hot stone and cucumber facial in private room. Staff are professional and massage is really good as well. You get to change into their clothes and will be given a locker for own clothes. Personal belonging stays with you all the time.
Tipping is optional but if you like the massage, do tip the masseur before you leave the room. Payment is done at the reception and they do accept credit card as well.
If you are getting clothes, I do recommend the fixed priced stall. It will be obvious as the fixed priced stall have price tag on each of their clothing and a sign saying fixed price, no bargain can be seen hanging from the ceiling. I felt that it is less hassle to bargain and sometimes the asking price can be rather ridiculous as first. I could reduce prices up to 70-80% at time which is just plain ridiculous.