Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ho Chi Minh City. dateline - today. now

You know its going to be interesting when the hotel you've been booked into by your client has a sign outside saying '80,000 Dong Introductionary Price for Short Stay'. Thats about USD5 for 4 hours.

Its going to be an interesting coupla days.....

You know its going to be fun when the front office doesnt speak a word of English and the nice Vietnamese guy who has to act as a translator so happens to be taking advantage of the Special 80K Dong offer (with his lady friend). It gets awkward as we then end up talking about Malaysian football while the young woman stands uncomfortably waiting to be lead to the room.

Fuck me - the old lady who took my shirts to iron seems to be missing from the hotel. (they dont have irons in their rooms nor do they loan them out)

Vietnamese coffee is lazer sharp bitter and strong. Well worth the zap for early morning meetings.

Oh i'm feigning ignorance as the hotel doesnt accept credit cards and have refused to surrender my passport. I might be out on my ass in a coupla hours.

Anyone knows another decent hotel in District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. Its OK i'm willing to pay more than 80,000 Dong...


Colin said...

You have to surrender your passport normally in case you skip town. They also send to details to the local police. District 2 isn't exactly where you would find hotels. DIstrict 1 or even District 7 are better

Chindiana said...

Great thanks Colin! Yea i normally stay at D1 but because of the very tight meeting schedules i decided to stay close to my client's office at D2.

So far so good. I got my shirts back at least! :)