SAIGON STAYCATION WITH AIRBNB
District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
The staycation is a notorious and popular activity for Saigonese expats. What with access to beautiful accommodations that would be otherwise out of reach, we must take advantage of these freedoms, right?
Airbnb is the perfect place to start a search for your perfect weekend getaway. My dear friend organised a trip to this Chinese style villa just outside of the city, bringing a group of us back in time to live like emperors and empresses if only for 2 nights.
Together we rode the emotional wave of any weekend - that imperfect arc that brings you from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening - and enjoyed the relaxation while celebrating the birth of our friend. Though we were surrounded by opulent antiques and luxurious wooden features, our pleasures were simple - hot coffee, cold coconuts, and good conversation.
Though it was a tough transition to Sunday night, here's hoping it wasn't our last Saigon Staycation.