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Visiting HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City) or Saigon as some of the old timers call it.
Dana and Shaun and a bunch of us visit Nha Trang
Dana, Shaun, Tim and I Going Up Country.
Went to find, and found, ... where Dana had lived in the '60s. It
sure has changed.
A Hawaiian Cafe in Saigon. Brian the owner hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii.
(pau hana means finished work in
Hawaiian) Aloha Brian!
HCMC Updated 25 Feb 07
Aviation transportation company. Website: www.saigonairport.com May be able to offer good discount on hotels. Or book online. They are the transportation desk at the airport where you get your taxi into town. Get the official map of the city. Very good. Or beg for one at the Sheraton.
Great places to stay. Going to try and find a few more next trip.
Going to have to find some more locations.
Great Places to Eat
No end of fine little restaurants and coffee shops.
Contacts: Trang …. A nice lady guide. Can provide boat tours. 848 740 3723, firstname.lastname@example.org
If using the cyclos but SURE to establish the price both ways. The cyclo drivers are becoming a real problem.
One of my favorite little cities. This info is a bit dated.
Great Places to Eat:
A great and unique market area that must be seen. More than once. And right near that the clothing area, which is supposed to be the clothing capital of Vietnam.
Places to stay.
1. Asia Paradise Really nice new hotel,. Block from the beach. We paid $40.00.
2. SeaView Hotel. A very nice, very adequate older hotel 2 doors down from the Asia Paradise. Much cheaper. $`17 – 19. 058.524333 or 058.524334 fax; 058.524335 Email; Seaviewhotel@dng.vnn.vn
There are dozens of empty hotels. Never a problem finding a room, and you can generally bargain down the price on the smaller places. While some are becoming more expensive there are still some very inexpensive ones. We saw one in Feb of 07, that was still only $5.00 per night. The rooms were large, with A/C. Cable TV. And very clean. Next to the Tin Duc on / or just off Hung Vuong St. Look for the Tin Duc sign just off in the little side street.
Great Places to Eat:
1. Sailing Club. Great Shrimp cocktail and other food. Getting pricier. Hottest evening night life. $$ - $$$
2. Selene. Our first stop of the eve. Just up from the Sailing Club. Run by a French Canadian. Great guy. Good everything. Outstanding French toast, squid, and later home made apple pie and ice cream. 1 – 4 Tran Quang Khai St. $
3. Mai Anh, French Grand Cuisine. Next up the road from the Selene. Oliver makes some great food. Among my favorites is his clam soup, fabulous. And then his steak smothered in (French) Roquefort dressing. Awesome. $ - $$
4. Tin Duc. Just moved. Look for their sign in a small street off Hung Vuong St. Great everything. We always like his very large very good shrimp / avocado salads. A meal in itself. Worth the look Owned by brothers Tin and Duc. $
5. Tex Mex “Coyote” bar and restaurant. Good food but the service is very slow. 76 Hung vuong Street. $$
6. Shorty’s Café and bar. Brit pub food run by Paul. Great guy and my favorite is his pancake. Biet Thu Street half block up from the beach on left. $
7. Good morning Vietnam. Further up, next block of Biet Thu St. Great Italian. Outstanding Pizza.
8. A few doors down from "Good Morning Vietnam" restaurant is the "Bamboo". High quality clothing and other tourist items. Say hi to Miss Thu from us.
9. Selene Cafe-Restaurant
The sailing club in Nha Trang is the center of it all. Spreading out from there are the various restaurants and hotels. A seriously friendly little city, and very inexpensive. The main event in the day in Nha Trang is the beach. Enjoy.