Wired Room With A View

Starbucks just recently opened in Vietnam, with the first one in the heart of District 1 – the tourism area. I was lucky enough to have a hotel just around the corner from the new import, mainly because hot coffee is a new thing for Vietnamese and the Starbucks Wi-Fi was fast. The two-story Starbucks is very popular, mostly with local students, Western tourists, and local professionals. Because so many young people use Starbucks for fast Wi-Fi – basically being Wi-Fi squatters – paying customers are provided access codes with any purchase. The little slips of paper provide one-hour access, but finding an unused code is as easy as looking on the floor. And if you ask for more codes, the kids (and they do look very young) behind the counter will provide several – just ask. The view from the second floor is awesome! A very comfortable Starbucks that will – unfortunately – make you feel at home.

Starbucks Saigon

Starbucks Saigon

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