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... the exit without looking around, just in case they were all there, waiting for us to buy their's too!! It was time for us to leave Phnom Penh anyway, and that afternoon we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at around 3pm and the drive into the city took ages though the heavy traffic. The driver told us there are 10 million people in Saigon, and 6 million motor bikes!! We've kind of gotten used to the traffic and the lack of road rules now, so there were only a couple ...
... in the first place. Heading back to HCM, we had the afternoon to explore some things we missed yesterday. After grabbing lunch, a really nice meat and chilli toasted pita bread from the food market, we tried again to see inside the opera house and cathedral. No luck for either, possibly just coincidence or that it was a weekend didn't help. Instead we headed down to the river and also to see BitExco Financial Tower, which is basically a ...
... only a bikini...your legs would randomly sink in the mud and the noises that were made were hilarious, as you can imagine. Eventually we happened upon a massive mud pool, to our delight we found ourselves floating in it, covered head to toe in mud. The guide told everyone to turn off their head torch, everyone did and we found ourselves in total darkness (hence the name, dark cave) very quickly a mud fight ensued everyone laughing hysterically in the process. On the way back, we ...
... trip back to the organised chaos of the big indoor market, where space is at a premium and the temperature barely below 40!
Down some aisles vendors literally grab your arm to try and get you to buy something. Ironically, respite from the incessant attention is actually found in the government-sponsored fixed price steals, where there is less people ...
... and easier if they just had a booth somewhere with a big sign saying ‘Bribes 4 Licences’, but it gave us a good laugh for the rest of the day so I guess it was worth it in a way.
I remember as we were leaving the test centre I asked the guy who’d organised everything for us how long he’d been doing this job. He told me a few years, as he backed up his motorbike ready to disappear into the roads of HCMC. I asked him how long it had ...