Christmas Eve on the Saigon River

The Bonsai Boat at Dock

Since we were traveling during the Christmas holiday, the kids didn’t get the typical Christmas morning when they wake up and find presents under the tree. The presents for everybody this year was the trip itself, but we did want to do something special to recognize the holiday.

We were in Ho Chi Minh City on Christmas Eve and our “something special” was dinner on the Saigon River. We booked a Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise through Bonsai Cruises.

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The Best Place for Families to Stay in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City

Saigon Street. Featured Image.

Okay . . . So there are thousands of places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, so I can’t say the best . . . but this place was pretty darn spectacular for my family. I’d give Riverside Apartments a full recommendation to any other family traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.

I’m a writer. I’m accustomed to spending quiet days at home, staring at my computer, dreaming up imaginary people and writing their stories. When I go out and about anywhere (even the shopping mall . . . or the grocery story . . . or, well, any crowded social gathering), I usually find myself on sensory overload. Now, putting myself onto the extremely chaotic streets of Southeast Asia . . . especially Vietnam . . . let’s just say I was thankful for the oasis that Riverside Apartments was for us.

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