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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... history behind it! Was used in war by us air base as b52 could land here. When war ended, taken over by soviet hence forming a direct link from Vietnam to Russia. Nha trang became established as soviet beach Hol dwrstination! In 2002 when com wra ended, the Russians started chartering direct flights! Now there are 5 flights per day! So consequently, we are deep in Ruski tourist twrritory! Who would have thought?? Reminds us of Eastern Europeans holidaying in ...
... about the development of technology......oops guess some poor sod lost his job......only in Vietnam!!! Of course there were the obligatory fireworks. I think in about 5-10 years this place might be alright to live but we do get some beautiful sunsets with such clear skies.
Looking forward to getting away next weekend - heading into Saigon with some colleagues for some fun times so hopefully a more interesting post next time.
Bye for now. xxx
... the restaurant owner`s was, wait for it, Murphy. Although originally from the Emerald Isle he had spent many years in Australia and latterly Thailand and Vietnam.
There was a pleasing end to the saga as when we returned the following evening to pay our dues and have dinner again, he instructed the waiters to give us free drinks! My mum and dad were right then, honesty pays.....I guess he did not really expect to see us again.
... in which around a hundred monks and nuns, dressed in floor length white robes, took their places in the centre of the temple's main hall for prayer, accompanied by singing and string music from the gallery. The main hall is really quite awe inspiring, with its amazing statues of religious figures, columns with colourful dragons carved into them and a blue ceiling with white patches, almost like clouds. The temple is very light and cool on the inside, thanks ...
... seems that new years has brought everyone out to just potter around, we're hoping for Tet to be worth it because the reason we have 8 days here is solely for this date.
I may write some more when i get back from our outing tonight, but to summerise Ho Chi Minh city
Loud, busy and completely unfathomable.
Oh and as a very brief but important note!
Becky was a complete bad ass with flying here!! no panic no sweating no Fred flintstone feet!