Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, was a big, loud, dirty city (at least the small part of it that we saw).
It could also be that by the time we got to Saigon, we were just done with big, loud cities.
Being on the road pretty consistently now since we left New Zealand in February, we were feeling a bit overwhelmed and just done.
In any case, we decided to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for 7 days.
If we didn’t like the city, why did we stay?
Because we had a nice quiet room in an affordable hotel with friendly staff and a great Internet connection.
While we were staying at the Green Suites Hotel, I got a lot done. The main thing I was able to do wad create content for one of our sites that is scheduled to publish every day through the 5th of May.
I also have content scheduled to post through June.
I could work on this because our room at the Green Suites was quiet, so I could think and concentrate on the work at hand.
I also didn’t have to think about the Internet connection not being good enough to do the work, because at the Green Suites Hotel, the Internet functioned exactly the way it was supposed to, at a speed good enough for me to accomplish everything I needed to.
You might be surprised by how much of a rarity that is. We’ve experienced it in places we’ve stayed in almost every country in the world (places saying they have Internet in all the rooms, but then you discover you’re on the 5th floor while the router is only on the first floor, or a myriad of other issues).
Having Internet access is pretty crucial for us to be able to do what we’re doing.
We can go without the Internet for a few days of course.
But if it goes longer than a week, it’s a bit like someone has fired us from a job or at least threatened termination.
At the Green Suites Hotel, the bed was comfortable, the room had a mini-fridge and nice air conditioning, there was a place for us to unpack (not that we used it), and the room had a TV with International channels (which we turned on for 4 minutes – long enough to flip through all the channels and turn it back off).
Green Suites Saigon/Ho Chi Minh rooms come with 5 different options for breakfast, and at $26/night, Green Suites comes recommended.
If you see Ton (pronounced “tone”) at the front desk, tell him that Carrie and Jonathan say hi!