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Old June 16th, 2004, 05:53 AM
Casual Looker
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Default Saigon Airport 7 hrs - what to do ?

Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7 hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport, checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.

Many thanks,

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Old June 16th, 2004, 12:13 PM
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Default Saigon Airport 7 hrs - what to do ?

There is nothing to do on airport. (airport is relatively small - 5 or 6
gates and not many flights)
If you can get visa on airport (I do not know yr nationality so cannot
advise) why do not you go
to citycenter and stroll along Saigon river and have a drink and some food.
Taxis , food and drinks are terribly cheap in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City is quite a difference from Osaka and Melbourne
and has a very nice still Far Eastern authentic atmospher which you could
find 25 years
in now (over-) developped cities like KualaLumpur and Singapore.


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Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7

hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport,

checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.

Many thanks,



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Old June 16th, 2004, 03:04 PM
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Default Thanks guys BUT ....

It's gonna cost the 2 of us a total of about $180 just to get out. $70 Aus
each for visa and $20 Aus each for departure tax.

BTW this is the return leg having spend 10 days in Saigon on forwrd journey.

Vietnam Air does not allow break of journey on the return flight, otherwise we
would have paid the money and spent a few more days there. Bummer ! Take a
good book perhaps.

In article , (Casual Looker)
wrote:
Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7 hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport, checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.

Many thanks,

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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:16 AM
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Default Saigon Airport 7 hrs - what to do ?

This is looking BAD. Do they at least sell food there, or do I bring 2 minutes
noddles and look for hot water ?!

In article , (Casual Looker)
wrote:
Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7 hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport, checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.

Many thanks,

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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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Default Saigon Airport 7 hrs - what to do ?


"Casual Looker" wrote in message
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Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7

hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport,

checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.



The lounge contains enough to keep you amused for about 45 seconds, unless
you want to use the overcrowded and horrifically expensive Internet booth.

There is a bar, so getting plastered is a possibility.

Go into town, if you can.


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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:19 AM
james
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Default Saigon Airport 7 hrs - what to do ?

airport is very basic; Do not know if there is a restaurant there .
When I was there last year it was for picking up a flight to Kuala Lumpur
and another time to Singapore.
As I was travelling Business class I could wait for departure in lounge of
Vietnam Airlines where you could get some drinks and a
sandwich of undefined age.

see www.saigonairport.com



"Casual Looker" schreef in bericht
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This is looking BAD. Do they at least sell food there, or do I bring 2

minutes
noddles and look for hot water ?!

In article , (Casual

Looker)
wrote:
Travelling back in September from Osaka to Melbourne via Saigon with a 7

hr
break at Saigon Airport. Don't think its worth while leaving airport,

checking
in & out and paying departure tax again.

Have not been at this airport before. What is it like to kill a few hours
there ? Any suggestion, comments most welcomed.

Many thanks,



 




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