Nightlife in Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 2 of 3 › view all entries
June 14th, 2009 – by: wanderinggoddess
Well, the quest proved to be a challenge because we did not know where to start. Our friendly hotel staffers advised on Apocalypse and Lush at District 1. Apocalypse Now was teeming with Caucasians and...their Kims in present time. The DJ was playing house music which was just not that good. None were familiar as everything was in Vietnamese but just the same, we took the cue and just nodded to the beat.
We left Apocalypse and tried The American Bar at District One. It was on the 3rd floor of a mall which was kinda a first for me. From the reception to the klieg lights and the stage with dancing slender girls, we could see that this was a high end bar. Security people in SWAT-like outfits were all over which kinda amused me. Security people in the dance floor? But I spotted a cute one so no problem. My only regret was that we were not allowed to take pics of the place. Anyway, we were into our second Singapore sling when the waiter motioned me to another table. A guy was offering me a tequila! I thanked him but declined joining their table.
We exited with profuse apologies and thanks just the same. We still did not want to turn in for the night so we tried Allez Boo near Le Loi. The place was more relaxed and looked more like our Malate here in Manila. We had more of the Tiger Beer and paired that with some cheezy pizza. Yummy in all.
In going to the hotel, we took a walk along Le Loi down to the Trun Hung Dao district. One thing I have noticed is that riding a cab in Saigon is a challenge. The language can be pretty much of a barrier so you have to be creative. A pen and paper has to be ready in tow. And...our hotel people advised that we should mind our bags always!
So much for Kim. We saw her more non-romanticized version. She now sports a bustier bossom, shorter and tighter dresses, more makeup and more ageing Chrises. Just the same it was fascinating watching all these in Saigon. As the play says, "The Heat is on In Saigon!"
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