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This is the end...

Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [796]

This evening we take to the skies on a 24 hour trip home that will take us from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi for four hours, then thirteen hours airborne towards Paris, where we sit tight for another four hours waiting for our two hour trip back to the ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Shopping on Dong Khoi

Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [1142]

First off to the Ben Thanh market - a chaotic indoor arrangement of shops and stalls. All senses take a hit here, perhaps the smells being the more noteworthy. Unable to find anything to tickle our fancy we resolved instead to hit the downtown Dong ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


War Remnants

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [1124]

It's all about the war. Well, maybe it's our obsession, but it seems that everything's about the war. Every government building has a remnant of the war at its front. Some are Vietnamese planes or weapons. More are American. Maybe they were careless, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Reunification Hall

Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [2185]

"Saigon, ...., I love the smell of a freshly made omlette in the morning." Sitting down for breakfast, you don't think there's likely to be an apocolypse any day now, not inside the hotel walls anyhow. And not up on the rooftop pool. Maybe ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [817]

Where's the sun? Seriously, this is a bit ridiculous. It's 30 degrees, hot and humid, but no sign of the sun, moon, stars or even the sky. You feel the smog on your skin, in your lungs. Maybe it's just down to our mild irritation, a natural consequence ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Last Day in Hanoi

Saturday, 29 Dec 2007 | Views [670]

Led by a tiny map we navigated through the labyrith of tiny streets and crowded alleyways of the Old Quarter in search of Bach Ma temple, the oldest of all the buildings in that quarter of Hanoi, apparently. Eventually, after much map gazing we gave ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Hanoi Hilton

Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Views [1088]

The Hanoi Hilton , so called by American prisoners of war, is a prison in downtown Hanoi, now serving as a museum to tell of all the ills inflicted on this country and her brave revolutionaries by the oppressive French colonialists, who built the prison ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Christmas in the Sun

Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

These are the photographs from our trip in December 2007 and January 2008 to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and Sydney in Australia.
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Old Quarter, Hanoi

Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [716]

That was some trip - hours in the air, madness on the streets, eventually we got to the hotel and recovered with 8 or 9 hours of the deepest sleep imaginable. We woke only to explore the Old Quarter , a wonderful but chaotic assortment of narrow streets, ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

 

 

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