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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... tops would sometimes be punctured before my mother opened the door – by the beaks of hungry blue tits.
The other early morning ritual etched in my memory is the extinguishing of the gas lamps. Hatherley Road used to be lit by gas lamps. Every evening a man would climb up and light each of the lamps that fringed our road, and in the morning he would return to extinguish them. It seems amazing now that these gas lamps were never vandalised. Vandalism ...
... on the back of Tan's bike and Jamie on the back of Don's. Rather unfortunately Jamie and Don were a little mismatched with the little Vietnamese barely 5ft tall! We rode to the Ho Chi Minh Trail which then took us past some stunning scenery seeing some of the real 'Nam' 50km down to a small village called Prao where we spent the night. The following day, Jamie's 26th Birthday! And of course the treat, another day on the bikes. ...
... having horn-volumes ranging from a massive lorry to a large sea-faring vessel. Demented from all the honking, Daryn and I decided to try our luck biking from Dalat to Nha Trang (about 80kms of biking). We figured that biking from the highlands to the coast would be easy; however, we did not anticipate that we would need to bike through quite a bit of highlands (very steep hills) first before heading down to the coast… I suppose it would have been useful to ...
... was good with it. Anna was the big surprise. As a kid who doesn't eat bbq chicken or pasta, and rarely ventures beyond her "likes", she just dove in, through caution away and went for it. We were surprised! I asked Anna why she went for it and she said "I dunno, I just really wanted to be a traveler and try all new stuff." Pretty cool! The night ended with another mad drive through the city on the motorbikes, and, yes, made it back in one piece.
Our second ...
... of town. After getting dressed we made it downstairs to breakfast and had the most amazing selection of fresh fruit and fresh coconut milk. I loved the dragon fruit the best. After breakfast we are heading 2 hours outside of Saigon to the Chu Ci Tunnels where the Vietcong hid during the Vietnam war. More ...
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