Back to Saigon before the train

I had about 6 hours to kill back in Saigon before my overnight train to Nha Trang– First up as a beer and a little updating on my blog before setting out to acquire a train ticket for the night train to my next spot on the coast.  You have 4 options for tickets – hard seat, soft seat, hard bed and soft bed.  I went for a “soft” bed in a 4 person cabin I think?

View from the Rex

With a ticket in hand I wanted to check out the REX Hotel rooftop bar, on corner of Nguyen Hue and Le Loi per my map.  It was truly a nice escape from the city noise and great place to enjoy some fresh air. It was a little on the stuffy and expense side as I did not end up staying long…  it was dinner time after all!

Tonight’s dinner was a recommendation of my Mekong Delta driver.  Ended up being a great Vietnam place.  I ordered by pointing and along with a few local 33 beers was all set to sleep on the upcoming train ride – not sure what I am in for…

Me in front of the Opera House

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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2 Responses to Back to Saigon before the train

  1. Corinne says:

    Beautiful building!!! Glad you have made it to all of your planned destinations, so far!

  2. Mom says:

    Saigon does have some beautiful buildings and the food looks great, too! You are so lucky to go to such exotic places.

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