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Jackie2013

Hi, 

I'm looking to do a "Visa Run" for 5 days in HCMC/Saigon. Never done Vietnam before and I kinda enjoy 'Big City Life' so HCMC was the natural choice. 

Could you guys give me a hint of what area to stay (central) and a thing or two about where to p4p. 

Thanks! :)

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xc1

While it was not the same as pattaya or even Bangkok I had a great 3 days in HCMC on my last trip. I stayed in the Ho Sen hotel which itself was just decent but I have stayed worse.  It’s in district 1 a few doors away from Apocalypse now the freelancer club. I read hit and miss about the club but scored a knockout the first night I went and she hung around till the next afternoon so for me it was good.  Once the doormen at my hotel saw me with a girl  they had a steady stream of pictures on their phones willing to send my way. Those options were more business like short times but very convenient.  Walking around there were masssge shops offering extras scattered around  and there was a version of walking st or pub street I took a taxi to.  Grab taxi was incredibly cheap it seemed.  There were more backpacker types on the Walking Street  as well but still a good trip.  

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kabal2018
Hi, 
I'm looking to do a "Visa Run" for 5 days in HCMC/Saigon. Never done Vietnam before and I kinda enjoy 'Big City Life' so HCMC was the natural choice. 
Could you guys give me a hint of what area to stay (central) and a thing or two about where to p4p. 
Thanks!

District 1 is where the bulk of the action is. Buy Vien is the “walking street” tons of bars/massage and eats. Pasteur street has girly bars and your mileage may vary as with Apocalypse. Bait and switch often happens on apps - wechat/line etc. It’s more pricy than Bangkok for mongering but can still be enjoyable (1-1.5 million dong is as cheap as it comes).


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RandyJohnson
On 12/07/2018 at 13:22, xc1 said:

While it was not the same as pattaya or even Bangkok I had a great 3 days in HCMC on my last trip. I stayed in the Ho Sen hotel which itself was just decent but I have stayed worse.  It’s in district 1 a few doors away from Apocalypse now the freelancer club. I read hit and miss about the club but scored a knockout the first night I went and she hung around till the next afternoon so for me it was good.  Once the doormen at my hotel saw me with a girl  they had a steady stream of pictures on their phones willing to send my way. Those options were more business like short times but very convenient.  Walking around there were masssge shops offering extras scattered around  and there was a version of walking st or pub street I took a taxi to.  Grab taxi was incredibly cheap it seemed.  There were more backpacker types on the Walking Street  as well but still a good trip.  

Sounds like a plan to me. I will be there for a week in January 2020 - what is the name of the hotel? Cannot find it from that link....

seems a great way to go if the doorman help out! and walking distance to freelancer bar Apocalypse.

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xc1
21 hours ago, RandyJohnson said:

what is the name of the hotel?

Ho Sen 

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freedom42
1 hour ago, xc1 said:

Ho Sen 

The Ho Sen has two hotels side by side. I have stayed in both. The one on the left in this photo is nicer. It appears to have another name now. https://www.google.com/maps/@10.7771367,106.7056328,3a,75y,47.04h,90.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipM0JYbpMTTKYkD5ahp5GhZhUjurhs78SiZzwDRP!2e10!3e11!7i11000!8i5500

I have found that hotels that have new names will also keep their old name for those who have stayed there in years past. Example is the An An 2 hotel, which is now called the C Central hotel

But Ho Sen is girl friendly as above, the doormen will bring you ladies for a small tip.

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RandyJohnson
47 minutes ago, freedom42 said:

The Ho Sen has two hotels side by side. I have stayed in both. The one on the left in this photo is nicer. It appears to have another name now. https://www.google.com/maps/@10.7771367,106.7056328,3a,75y,47.04h,90.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipM0JYbpMTTKYkD5ahp5GhZhUjurhs78SiZzwDRP!2e10!3e11!7i11000!8i5500

I have found that hotels that have new names will also keep their old name for those who have stayed there in years past. Example is the An An 2 hotel, which is now called the C Central hotel

But Ho Sen is girl friendly as above, the doormen will bring you ladies for a small tip.

Ok got it thanks - couldn't find "Ho Sen" but found "good vibes" thur the google pic --- both appropriate names!

I am "Hubbing" thru Singapore this trip - so will have fun in Saigon - maybe extend stay if good. otherwise divert to Thailand...

 

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freedom42
25 minutes ago, RandyJohnson said:

Ok got it thanks - couldn't find "Ho Sen" but found "good vibes" thur the google pic --- both appropriate names!

I am "Hubbing" thru Singapore this trip - so will have fun in Saigon - maybe extend stay if good. otherwise divert to Thailand...

 

You wouldnt happen to be this Randy Johnson of the "Smashing Asians" fame? https://twitter.com/randyjo50020337?lang=en

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RandyJohnson
On 13/10/2019 at 08:41, freedom42 said:

You wouldnt happen to be this Randy Johnson of the "Smashing Asians" fame? https://twitter.com/randyjo50020337?lang=en

I didn't look - assume is porno star.

yes I am a porno star but only get one star - even in my own movies.

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