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Vietnam 2012 Look once, look twice, look three times, pray and cross the street.

7th July - HCMC to Home

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 7 Jul 2012 | Views [481]

After breakfast we were still in our room updating the blog when the power goes off. So we got ready and headed down 6 flights of stairs to reception to find that the power is going to be off until 2.00pm. Our check out time is 12 noon. We headed off ... Read more >

6th July - Hoi An to HCMC

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | Views [427]

Well it is our last morning in Hoi An. We had breakfast and then decided to take the motorbikes back to the lady near Ancient House. Came back and packed all our belongings and found that they all fit quite well. Could have bought more after all. We ... Read more >

5th July - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | Views [284]

Same Same but different. Today after breakfast we headed to An Bang Beach for a morning of sun and surf. Was a little warmer today and a slight breeze was coming off the ocean. Headed back to the hotel around lunch time and lazed around in the arvo taking ... Read more >

4th July - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | Views [419]

Laura - the lady from Washington had had a mishap on her motorbike yesterday and had come to our room last night to see if we had any medical supplies to help her out. We were happy to help and gave her a variety of stuff. She and her daughter were going ... Read more >

3rd July - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | Views [490]

After breakfast we decided to head into Danang approx 27 kms away to have a look at the main shopping area and Metro Supermarket and Big C. We sat on about 55 km/h as that is as fast as my bike could go. We passed the Montgomery and Norman Golf courses ... Read more >

2nd july - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | Views [458]

Late breakfast today and the first person we see is Miss Hien who hasn't been at work since we arrived as her daughter had been very sick and needed an operation on her stomach. Her daughter is 10 months old. I gave her the toys I had bought for her ... Read more >

1st July - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | Views [292]

Kevin's toe is definitely broken and his foot is now quite swollen and still very sore. After breakfast we headed to An Bang beach again for a few hours. It is an overcast day and a little cooler than other days. There was even a little surf about 1 foot ... Read more >

30th June - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 | Views [486]

Went for a walk into the old town before breakfast to have a look around the market. Bought some pineapple and other bits. Some good photo opportunities. Stopped at pharmacy to restock the supplies after Kevin exhausted what we had. After breakfast we ... Read more >

29th June - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | Views [312]

After breakfast we headed to An Bang Beach as did David and Monica who took a taxi. Arrived at 8.15 am. Set ourselves up on the lounge at Soul Kitchen Restaurant and we were soon in the water. There was hardly anyone around and the beach and sea was ... Read more >

28th June - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Views [539]

At breakfast we talked with Monica and David in more detail about their time in Singapore and working abroad. Suggested they head to the optometrist that we used for Monica to get some glasses. David is an avid photographer and has some lovely shots ... Read more >

27th June - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Views [468]

Over breakfast we met Monica and David who are Aussies working as international teachers in Singapore at the moment. Previously they worked in Jakarta for 10+ years. Vang bought her son Anh to meet us. Kevin had a nurse and was besotted. Anh has 6 teeth ... Read more >

27th June - Photo's added

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Views [203]

Photos: Vietnam 2012

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26th June - Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Views [262]

After breakfast we headed to meet Kevin's lady near Ancient House to pick up our motor bikes. Cost $5 each bike for a day. Booked them for 9 days. It is always a problem getting a helmet big enough to fit Kevin's head. We then went down to the river ... Read more >

25th June - Travel to Hoi An

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | Views [383]

After breakfast we did a quick walk to get a new battery for my watch. Picked up by tãxi at 10.30 for trip to airport. Took 40 min. Arived in Danang at 1.30pm and we were picked up by Vang's husband Duc and taken to Betel Garden homestay. When we arived ... Read more >

24th June - Nha Trang

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Jun 2012 | Views [216]

Today very similar to every other day. Headed to Louisiane Brewhouse after breakfast to ensure we got a loung chair by the pool before all the locals arrived. Most were still eating breakfast. Lazy day again. Met a couple Peter and Jenny from Twin Waters ... Read more >

23rd June - Nha Trang

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | Views [286]

Breakfast at hotel and then headed to Louisiane Brewhouse for a day of lounging by the pool and swimming in the sea. Kevin was a big wuss and wouldn't go above waist height in the sea because he said it was too cold. What a load of bunkin, it was lovely ... Read more >

22nd June - Nha Trang

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | Views [302]

Breakfast in hotel included juice, eggs, coffee for $3. Kevin says the percolated coffee was the best he has tasted in Vietnam. Headed off to Dam Market on motorbike but it was very hot and stuffy and I didn't feel all that well so we come home after ... Read more >

21st June - Nha Trang

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | Views [267]

Went out into the street for breakfast and ended up at Lanterns Restaurant where we had pancakes. Headed back to Louisane Brew House where we hired a beach chair and towel for the day at a cost of 70,000 dong. Laid by the pool which was closed for cleaning ... Read more >

20th June - Dalat to Nha Trang

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | Views [508]

Early breakfast and checkout from hotel. Anh had organised our bus ticket and pickup to Nha Trang. A mini bus came 15 mins late and when we arrived at the station we purchased a ticket for 120,000 dong each or $6 each. The trip was on the new road and ... Read more >

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