I thought I would make an entry that placed a focus on my journey today through an airport and Ho Chi Minh City. after all … this is a travel blog.

I have compiled some images of something that is not seen all that often. An airport only 3 months old. Denang is rumoured to be in the process of becoming as big as Hanoi and there are great plans to make this place an economic and travel hub. They have started this journey towards modernisation by building the first of many Terminals to come. Now, from Denang, there are flights available to Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Bangkok directly. This is of course in addition to the numerous flights that connect domestically. I upgraded to Business class today for $80 US and took a look at the lounge facilities.

I am writing this entry from Ho Chi Minh City where I have checked into the Star City Saigon. It’s 5 star luxury for $75 US. I am stopping over here until tomorrow and then off to Bangkok. I headed down to he spa just to take a look and found that I could have a 90 min massage treatment for $30 US. There is also a promotion today where I would get a free body scrub with every 90 min massage. So I have just completed 2 full hours of pampering!

The crazy thing is the treatment was better than what I have had at many other 5 star resorts around the world. I found that the therapist was an expert at swedish massage techniques … she was so incredible that I dozed off a few times in a pure state of bliss.

Yes this is how I spent my Sunday and when considering how luxurious my day has been it becomes a steal at about $120 when adding food etc.

The new airport

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