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Mark's World Tour 2007-08

Trip: Vietnam

There are [17] stories from my trip: Vietnam

Gallery: Japan

JAPAN | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Day 161 & 162: My last day in SE Asia.... and on to Japan!

JAPAN | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [972] | Comments [1]

Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th April We were told to be up got breakfast at 07.30 or risk losing out on food that morning as we had a tighht schedule to stick to on the way back to the mainland. It was a much better ... Read more >

Day 160: A trip to Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [752]

Sunday 13th April I checked out of the hotel and got to the hostel at 07.30, just on time. I grabbed a nice bacon and sausage roll at the cafe and waited in the foyer for the tour to get going. Sixteen of us ... Read more >

Day 159: Hué to Hanoi

VIETNAM | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [568]

Saturday 12th April I was up shortly before 06.00, quickly got myself and my stuff together and left the hotel at 06.20, the mini-van to the airport picking me up a few minutes later. It took about half an hour ... Read more >

Day 158: A busy day in Hué

VIETNAM | Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | Views [610]

Friday 11th April I had breakfast at the 'Xuan Trang Cafe' and met my guide for the morning, a young guy called Thu, whose famliy seemed to own the business. We set off on his bike through the morning traffic, ... Read more >

Day 157: The DMZ Motorbike Tour

VIETNAM | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [1668]

Thursday 10th April I was up and out of the hotel by 07.30, had breakfast and was picked up by Mr Dien, bang on time at 08.00. He looked the right age – about 60 – so I felt he was at least closer to the genuine ... Read more >

Day 156: Hoi An to Hué

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [638]

Wednesday 9th April I was up at 09.30, taking a lie-in after getting up in the middle of the night – yet again – to watch the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Liverpool and Arsenal (a great game but not the result I wanted).... Read more >

Day 155: Another busy day in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | Views [768]

Tuesday 8th April I was up at 08.00 and had some breakfast before going to pick up some clothes that I had ordered the day before. I had a few things to sort out on the internet which took me up to lunchtime ... Read more >

Gallery: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Day 154: Shopping in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [678]

Monday 7th April Hoi An seemed like a pleasant place to stay and there seemed to be a fair deal going on there. I got up around 09.00 and had a leisurely breakfast of more fried eggs. The guesthouse receptionist ... Read more >

Day 153: Saigon to Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Views [1007]

Sunday 6th April I was up at 07.00, packed my bag and got ready to leave the hotel for the aiport, and my flight north to Danang. I was also saying goodbye to Maria and was sad to leave her behind as we had had ... Read more >

Day 152: The Cu Chi Tunnels

VIETNAM | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2847] | Comments [2]

Saturday 5th April I woke up just before the alarm went off at 06.45 and got a fright when I looked over towards Maria's bed and, in my half-sleep, thought I saw an old, bald man lying in the bed across from ... Read more >

Day 151: Back to the madness of Saigon

VIETNAM | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [954]

Friday 4th April We were due to check out of the hotel at 11.30, and our bus back to HCMC was due to leave at 13.30, so we spent a few more hours on the beach, had a swim and tried to work on the all-important tan ... Read more >

Day 150: Lazing on 'Windy Beach'

VIETNAM | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [693]

Thursday 3rd April I had once again got up to watch the football during the night but struggled to stay awake during the Arsenal-Liverpool Champions League quarter-final (a 1-1 result that was a fair one from ... Read more >

Day 149: Saigon to Mui Ne

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [713]

Wednesday 2nd April We were up before 07.00 and scoffed a quick breakfast before our car was due to pick us up and bring us to the bus for Mui Ne. In the end, the car never came (the price of the ticket included ... Read more >

Day 148: Back in The Nam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [556]

Tuesday 1st April We were up and out earlier than we were the day before. I wanted to come up with a plan for my onward journey north towards Hanoi, so I enquired at a tour agents as to how much flights would ... Read more >

Day 147: Hello Uncle Ho!

CAMBODIA | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [772]

Monday 31st March It was almost noon by the time we got out of the guesthouse. I had become accustomed to air-con in the room and having to make do with the fan meant that the night had been warmer than usual ... Read more >