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VIETNAM | Saturday, 14 November 2009 | Views [745] | Comments [7]

We are back! A few weeks later, we are now half way down Vietnam. Been an exciting cheap experience. Flew into the capitol Hanoi, home to thousands of motorbikes and 1km strip of dog meat restaurant!! Crossing the road means a whole new meaning in Vietnam.

Travelled by night, soft sleeping train (no more hard sleep like 22 years ago) to the north, great cool scenery, stayed in the home stay with locals before moving east to Ha Long Bay. Spent a night on the junk amongst 2000 lime stone peaks and a further night on an isolated island.

From here, 29 hour bus travel brought us to Hoi An. Beautiful laid back town, staying in great hotel, relaxing, cycling before moving to Ho Chi Minh next week, followed by Cambodia and Loas.

  • Weather hot humid
  • Food getting better
  • Beer cheaper than water
  • Health good
  • All easy travelling in 2009
  • Locals trying to rip you off

More later. Keep emails and comments coming. Love to hear from you all.

Tags: rip off, scenery, world heritage



Hi Guys!

Congrat's on the adventures thus far. Sounds truly awesome. Many more to come, I'm sure.

  Wayne Daly Nov 15, 2009 11:45 AM


Locals trying to rip you off in Hoi An? I reckon they've got a union in that town. LOL. Some of the priciest accom in Vietnam (for what you get). ;)

  Peter U Nov 16, 2009 12:17 AM


- Hot n Humid
- Beer cheaper than water
- Hot dog strip
- Locals trying to rip you off

Gee Shawn you're making me home sick. Booking tickets back home right now... Wait for me!! Enjoy the rest of the trip buddy.

  Phuong Vu Nov 16, 2009 8:56 AM



Phuong actually means that he misses the dog meat!

Nothing like a good Poodle on a stick!

BTW Make sure you visit the tombs of the kings....

  Oren Nov 17, 2009 12:04 PM


Good to hear you are enjoy the South-East Asia leg of your trip. sorry I've been slack communicating with you two. I'll make more effort from now on!

  Jamie Kim Nov 25, 2009 3:03 AM


gidday boys thanks for the postcard recieved it yesturday commputer been dcown the last 4 weeks whoo beer cheaper that water dam thats sound awsome. every thing else sounds just as awsome not far to xmas to ah anyway boys take care of each other and hear more about your adventures soon bye for now kirk

  kirk Dec 6, 2009 2:48 PM


Happy birthday Andrew,
We trust that you had a cerebration in your corner of the world.
We have been following your travels with a great deal of interest and envy.
Keep safe.
Love and best wishes to you and Shawn.
Diana and Ian

  Diana and Ian Dec 6, 2009 10:22 PM

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