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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... advise the petrified rambler not to stop but to keep moving at roughly the same speed.
Whilst HCMC has been the most extreme city for dangerous roads, this system seems to be employed all over South East Asia. Incredibly, during the 6 or 7 weeks of our trip to date we have observed no traces of road rage from anyone! They all simply carry on with a determination which allows no time for recrimination or even a glance backwards.
It is frankly ...
... a moped you are always assuming someone will pull out (or walk) in front of you. As such, the mopeds act like an entirely different form of traffic. The cars beep and the mopeds swerve and sweep away into the small recesses left in the traffic elsewhere and they drive slowly enough so that when pedestrians begin to cross the road, they simply and somewhat elegantly adjust accordingly en masse. Although at first, I was shocked by how dangerous this all looked. However, after ...
Date is 30th, the Lunar New Year's Eve, make the Ben Thanh market, but it's closing down by 12, everybody off on holiday. Never seen Sue move so fast from shop to shop. High speed shopping and bargaining. In the end they sold stuff just to get rid of us. We had managed to book a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels for the afternoon. Tunnels a great experience, but not a good trip. Take an hour to pickup everybody, then stop at the obligatory craft warehouse, sorry shop. Complete wast ...
... t understand 'them' and they don't understand you it seems a lot longer! Anyway it's Friday night so surely that means curry! Of course, we reverted to form and went for an Indian! Not up to the standard of Bengal Brasserie, but still really tasty, and spiced to the level that Amelia could eat a Vindaloo! And the popadoms were great, more of a baked kind of finish than the normal ...
... after going through those tunnels and shooting that gun though...Jord and I would not have lasted a minute in that war aha. After returning to Saigon we hopped off the bus so that we could explore Saigon a little bit. We decided to check out the War Remnants Museum which was full of extremely graphic pictures and stories but it was definitely important to see (it was also interesting to see after actually seeing where a lot of the war was fought. The museum was also a ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet