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Vietnam

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Vietnam

Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | Views [227]

As I leave Vietnam, I have been doing a lot of thinking about my time here. It is not suprising that I have been unable to get to the "real Vietnam" when I have hugged the East coast and followed the tourist trail, but with just two weeks and ... Read more >

Tags: People


Saigon

Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Views [181]

Spent today on a walk around some of the key tourist sights. First off was the Reunification Palace. This was the home of the president of Vietnam (the South) during the Vietnam war (often referred to as the American War over here). It is apparently ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Nha Trang to Saigon

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | Views [231]

I've given up calling it Ho Chi Minh City; nobody else seems to. I took the 5 star express train down to Saigon; I think 5 star is a bit of an exageration, but it would still give Virgin trains a run for its money. Got to see some scenery for the first ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Nha Trang

Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | Views [203]

This morning I headed over to the Pagodas and the Buddha on the hill. I got the usual team of people pretending to be all kinds of things from guides to English students, all apparently wanting to show me around for a "small fee" which is equivalent ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


You want motorbike ?

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [177]

After chilling out in the hotel for a while I decided to take a walk down into the centre of Nha Trang. It goes without saying I was asked by about 50 motorbike taxis if I wanted a ride "Hello Motorbike" and the odd street vendor "Hello ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Nha Trang

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [199]

Flew down to Nha Trang from Da Nang in a little ATR-72 turbo-prop. Initially I was concerned about taking the flight because I didn't want to miss all the scenery I would see from the train. Fortunately it was a clear day and the plane hugged the cost ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Hoi An

Saturday, 6 Oct 2007 | Views [182]

This morning I went into Hoi An. The town is one of the few that escaped any damage in the 20th century wars in Vietnam. I had a bit of an off day with Vietnam this morning. Despite being described as a beautiful example of old Vietnamese architecture, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Hue to Da Nang

Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | Views [188]

This morning I headed down to the railway station to catch the train to Da Nang for my journey to Hoi An. When I arrived at the station we all had to wait in a waiting area (probably due to the heat outside). Although there were a few backpackers in ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Hue

Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | Views [152]

Today I went down to the railway station to make sure I got my ticket for the train down to Danang, buying the ticket was really easy. After that I took a taxi down to the Thien Mu pagoda, about 3km outside the city on the Perfume river, the taxi cost ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Hanoi to Hue

Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | Views [170]

Took the mid day flight down to Hue with Vietnam Airlines; got a business class ticket again, the price difference is not a huge amount and it just means things are a little hassle free, you get your luggage through at the other end first, which means ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Vietnam - Hanoi

Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Hanoi

Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [174]

After a two hour bumpy flight up from Saigon with Vietnam airlines I arrived in Hanoi in the North. I think it must be the A330's which are bumpy because the weather was quite good. Again I paid inside the terminal for the taxi, I am sure it was an ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Saigon

Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [178]

After a bumpy two hour flight from HK to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), I arrived at the airport early evening. Despite my wish to be politically correct in calling the city Ho Chi Minh City ( HCMC ), everyone, including the airline staff call it Saigon.... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

 

 

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