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Meeting Uncle Ho

Advantages: Unique chance to learn about Ho Chi Minh and see his embalmed body
Disadvantages: Queues

...Ho Chi Minh is a key person in the recent history of Vietnam and for that reason we were keen to visit his mausoleum and house which is in Central Hanoi. Ho (sometimes referred to as Uncle Ho) was born in 1890 and was president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (aka North Vietnam) until his death in 1969. He was a key figure in the movement for independence and a unified Vietnam. It was his...

Essexgirl2006 12.10.2011 16:33 · Read review
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Review of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

A Day on the River

Advantages: Chance for a relaxing day and to see some local life
Disadvantages: Can be very touristy

...Whilst on holiday in Vietnam last year, we booked a full day trip to the Mekong Delta through our tour guide, it cost approx $28 and picked us up and returned us to our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. We had an informative guide for the day who told us a LOT of information about the region, it all became a bit much to take in after a while. The journey down to the river was about two hours in...

Essexgirl2006 19.08.2011 15:19 · Read review
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Review of Mekong Delta, Nr Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese for Delicious

Advantages: Delicious Foods, excelletn value, lovelt atmosphere
Disadvantages: None for me

...On our very first night in Vietnam, our tour guide took us on an orientation walk of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) to finish up at a nice restaurant. We ate quite early ? the Vietnamese do ? which was good as we were all a bit jet-lagged. The restaurant was on Pasteur Street in District 1, just a short walk from the Reunification Palace. I am told that Ngon is Vietnamese...

Essexgirl2006 12.09.2011 15:52 · Read review
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Review of Quan An Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City