Phuong Hoang - Phoenix Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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You may justifiably be thinking that this is an entry about an encounter than Ann and I had with a bird, but this title is really the start of a Vietnamese expression "Two women and a duck make a market," which seems to be an apt theme for the past few days. Our first market was on the three hour drive from Cat Tien National Park to Saigon. We needed to stop for a bathroom break so our driver, who spoke little English, chose a small market a little larger than one ...
... bus and by then it was dark outside so we reclined our seats back into beds and tried to sleep.........waking occasionally for the toilet but otherwise having a great sleep all the way to the 6:30 toilet stop when it was bright again (& I decided to write this diary!)
So, after writing this for 30 minutes there is 1 and a half hours left of a journey we were really not looking forward to at all but which has turned out to be pretty good so far!! ...
... different types of weapons including paper fans, then single people showing off their skills with weapons such as swords and spears. After fifteen minutes of watching this, it seemed like we were watching a bad Chinese movie. But at the same time, they are doing it so earnestly that you are clapping after every act just to be polite. I think the only thing on everyone's mind was to get back to the air conditioning in the bus. Then, we went to an essential stop on ...
... we later found out that's because we had been walking for near enough an hour in the wrong direction! Lost, hungry and tired we eventually found a busy street corner and sat down on the plastic stools (suitable for kids) to try the street food, which was so tasty we ordered more. With no rules for the roads, crossing the road was somewhat difficult! A constant stream of motorbikes means crossing at your own risk! It seems everyone assumes they have there own right ...
... was that I’d swerved to the right away from the waters edge. Back on the bike and Steve tells me to take more care – ha - I ride on another few minutes only to get a bug in my eye. Not having learnt from my last experience I shake my head, rub my eye and this time start swerving to the left which is a 2 metre drop to the water. All I remember is Steve screaming at me not to go over the edge…like I had some control in my present dilemma. I narrowly ...