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Haircuts / Hoc Toc
Favorite thing: If you're in need of a haircut, or just a little pampering, check out the Armani Beauty Center at 40-42 Dong Du ST. in District 1. A haircut will cost you a lot more here than getting it done by a street barber, but you'll be happier with it in the end. Haircuts are especially pleasant in Vietnam because they're followed up by a head and shoulder massage. Armani Beauty Center also offers a variety of other services including manicures, waxing, and breast firming and stimulation..... huh? Hey, I'm just relaying information here! =)
I saw a lot of french...
Favorite thing: I saw a lot of french influence, some parts of the city reminded to me Paris or Nice!!
his is the french Cathedral, named Notre-Dame (it sounds to me!!) with masses in Viet, French and English.
Lot of devoted go there, and my hearth sounds when I enter, very heartbreaker.
Lot of asian from Japan, Taiwan or Coreo go there to get married and have a honeymoon in the coast of Vietnam
Get out and wander the...
Favorite thing: Get out and wander the streets! There are relatively few established tourist sites in Saigon, and getting a real feel for the city involves walking and cyclo-ing through its neighborhoods.
Fondest memory: We did a lot of wandering around, during which time we were approached by dozens of Vietnamese people--not all of whom were just trying to sell us something. In 1996, foreigners were still a relatively infrequent sight in Vietnam, so people were almost as interested in us as we were in them. This man decided that he should leap into the photo I was taking of my friend Kathy at the central market. I think his presence adds something...
Any roadside cafe where one...
Favorite thing: Any roadside cafe where one can sit and watch the local people and the amazing traffic. It is most important you sit on an intersection and watch the traffic pour into the roundabout . The site of no-one slowing down and no-one giving way is marvellous.
Fondest memory: The stately way all the women ride their bikes or motorcycles around town. They are beautiful, their backs ramrod straight and their clothes immaculate.
chris_clyde's General Tip
Fondest memory: My fonest memory was of crossing the street in HCMC. It was an unreal experience. Slowly stepping through a myriad of motorbikes, bicycles, cars, and cyclos was unbelievable. It's an experience you must have for yourself.
Favorite thing: If anybody is to ask me what my fondest memory in HCMC was, it's sitting on a roadside cafe and ordering a really big bowl of pho and a small cup of thick, vietnamese coffee.
Walking along the riverbank
Favorite thing: It was interesting to see all the adverts for foreign-capital companies. The walk along the riverbank itself was rather hot, muggy and not very pleasant-smelling compared to other areas of the city.
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