Lien An Sai Gon Hotel
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... posed by VC control of an area so near the South Vietnamese capital, one of the USA's first actions was to establish a large base camp in Cu Chi district. Unknowingly, they built it right on top of an existing tunnel network. It took months for the 25th Division to figure out why they kept getting shot at in their tents at night. The US and Australian troops tried a variety of methods to ‘pacify’ the area around Cu Chi, which came to be known as ...
... br> Next we ventured south to Mui Ne for some 5* beach side down time! But more of that in a later blog. A word about Gary & Jacque who were the most laid back and fun travel companions. Paul knows Gary from school, but until this holiday I hadn't had the opportunity to get to know Gary or Jackie that well. I genuinely think I can now call them great friends and can only hope they share the sentiment.
... it meant I only had about an hour and a half left to get back to the hostel and grab my big pack (which I'd left after I checked out) and then get back to their office. It was only about a fifteen minute walk away though so I didn't stress out too much about time. I just sort of wanted to sit on a bus I think.
So I headed back to my hostel. It was a really warm day, and on my way back I noticed this church steeple the next block over ...
Leaving Sihanoukville at the crack of dawn we left for Saigon or as it's now known- Ho Chi Minh City. Due to Cambodia's poor infrastructure the journey took a very long time and we reached the boarder around mid-afternoon. Thankfully, this was a much smoother affair then the Thai/Cambodia boarder and we were through and back on our way pretty quickly. We then drove continuously until nightfall when we arrived at the homestay we ...
... and over again but the stall keepers were generally quite nice (pushy as always) and I wiled away another hour or so there, before finding a spa for a hair wash and foot massage (all for about $15 USD from memory). When the foot masseuse finished my massage, she begged me for a tip saying she didn't get paid enough and needed money for food, we were in a room by ourselves and I've never ever been asked for a tip in such a manner before... I said I would give her a ...