Monday, August 30, 2010
Picked up some spa brochures in HCM yesterday but was recommended Nhien Spa - not sure if the lady gets commission from recommending them, but she did mention that they are reasonably priced with excellent service and popular amongst the tourists.
I decided to give it a go anyway as they offer free hotel pick up from District 1. (Call: 091 8169043 for reservation and free pick up).
The spa is only about 5 minutes drive from the Sofitel. The spa on first impression - nothing too impressive or attracted by it, but you will be greeted by friendly staff as you step into their spa.
A range of services are offered - from facial to massages and packages. I wanted to try the 1 hr ginger massage (USD 16) but the lady there cautioned that it may be too hot and suggested the hot stone at USD15 (which is more or less like the prices of a decent massage in KL). Tea and ginger sweets are served while the lady recommends you one of their many services offered.
Strangely, they had 2 people in the room all times during my massage, one to position the stones and help around and the masseur herself. She did a good job the whole 1 hour and pressure was just right (they would ask you before hand). It's probably one of the better hot stone massages I've tried. The best - they have that hot little beanie case they put to cover your eyes, totally relaxing. And if you tell them to focus at problem areas (back, shoulders e.g - they actually do listen)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Overall, I thought food was pretty tasty, spring rolls - way better than the ones we get in KL. The curry chicken, however - probably I was not used to the taste, but I found it a wee bit too sweet. The pho - nothing to shout about but it's a good place to go if you want to get a quick inexpensive bite in a decent HCM restaurant.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
XoXo..ending my post with a recent pic that really cracks me up now - of my son 'Bert' in an oversized robe.
Till my next post from Ho Chi Min. Off for 1 1/2 weeks soon for work! Can't wait to do some great food reviews then!
BTW here's a really good link:
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Just did a google search on this place and a pretty good write up can be found at
Friday, August 6, 2010
Never expected to go to somewhere like this too - so left my ever faithful LX3 in the hotel.
Awesome little place and check it out if you're in Singapore.
They really have fantastic pizzas and super delicious cheese dips - and also guinness and erdingers on tap! Next time I'm in town, gonna head there for a decent meal and drinks.
Next stop Ho Chi Minh for work ...yeah baby! bring on those Pho!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I've been pretty excited the last couple of days mainly due to a few reasons:
1) 9 days more till ... (let's keep this a mystery for now, k!). After all the hiccups and what is, what not, my wait's finally paying offffff!!!
2) a last minute self-invite brings me on a family trip to Tokyo in October. Yippieee I'm estatic but going to be very broke after that. Been sorting out the air flights, my hotels etc. A colleague recommended this http://www.31op.com/iruma/foreign/index_en.html over the Gotemba outlets. Planning a trip to the hot springs in Hakone too! Wauw!!!
3) Got round to confirming the dates and countries for our biggest trip so far - to Europe (out of Asia we go), with the YellowChimp of course. 2011!!! All that Enrich frequent flyer miles expiring in 2011 will come in to good use finally!
4) Someone's also getting married in Bali in June 2011! And I'm invited....ha ha. Bloody awesome! Giving me an excuse to go on a short trip.
No more bags, no more shoes, well, less clothes for the remaining of the year.
Adios! Just 3 more days and back to KL for the long weekend! And 9 more days till I'm finally back in KL and enough of Singapore!