Day 96: Lots of Mopeds and a Fancy Toilet

My wife has some work to do in Vietnam this week, so she packed up the little guy and me (not literally), and we came with to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon).

One thing I noticed right away was all the mopeds in this city.  To say there are a lot is an understatement – this city is completely overrun with them.  Unlike Bangkok, which has a lot of cheap old mopeds, the ones they have here are mainly higher quality – they still pollute like crazy but they aren’t as loud.  There were full families of 5 people on some, and it is not uncommon to see a mother/father and their baby or small child.


I was trying to get a photo of the family in the back and this guy reverse photo-bombed me

We got to the hotel, which is a really nice hotel called Hotel Nikko Saigon, and we noticed a few great things when we checked in: 

  1. Great service and super friendly desk staff
  2. Awesome views (see below)
  3. Awesome toilet (that’s right, awesome toilet


ho chi minh by day
ho chi minh by night

The  room and the views are great, and then I used the toilet.  I saw it had some buttons on the side, but it looked like one of those handicap toilet seats so I didn’t pay much attention.  Then I sat down and noticed the seat was warm.  Hmmm, what’s going on here?  Then I looked closer at all the buttons – and I instantly felt like Crocodile Dundee when he was staying in the hotel in NY.  Suffice to say I didn’t try any of the options, but my trip to Vietnam will be a lot more enjoyable just knowing I have this toilet seat at my disposal.

look at all those options!

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