Subject: MAJOR CORRECTION - Hanoi Airport & Hotel Info was wrong -
Hi Candice -

I do hope you and the others members of the group can forgive me!!! The information which follows is in connection with Saigon a/k/a Ho Chi Minh City. It is the information which I provided yesterday as being Hanoi. It is not!!! It is about Saigon a/k/a Ho Chi Minh City. I was obviously have a huge senior moment.

So to repeat with the correct location and additional information including a web site:

We were there the middle of December 2003.

No, I couldn't tell you what it cost for the taxi from the desk inside the Saigon a/k/a Ho Chi Minh City airport, but I believe it was a bit cheaper from the hotel back to the airport because we had made good friends with the hotel staff and the doorman made sure we wouldn't get ripped off, which we did not.

Tell your friends they will feel like millionaires - their pockets will be filled to the gills with Vietnam Dong, even just with a couple hundred of converted U.S. dollars. We exchanged some of our U.S. dollars, also at the airport, and it took both me and my husband at least 10 to 15 minutes to figure out if we had gotten the correct amount of Dong. We were laughing so hard about the huge stack bills we got!

By the way, if your friends like the old elegant European style, they may want to look into staying at the Majestic Hotel in Hanoi. The rooms were wonderful!!!! Very large with beautifully carved brass door handles, a fireplace, 12 foot ceilings and French Louie the 4th, 5th or whatever furniture. Just made sure they don't get a room which faces the street or they'll be up all night with the tooting of the taxis. That happened us but after the first night, at our request, there was absolutely no problem getting them to change our room to a very quiet room.

Additionally, the price for the room for 2 was only $60 U.S. for our deluxe room. Here's where you can go to get further information, but keep in the mind the photographs don't even come close to how lovely the rooms were: http://www.discover-vietnam.com/html/majestic_hotel_saigon_vietnam.htm

I do apologize so very much to all of you!

Rose Los Angeles