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... of the central district including the Remnants War Museum and the Reunification Palace, he also sorted us a car to take us to the guesthouse we are staying at down on the Mekong.
Its such a decadent and cool way to travel around these chaotic streets being peddled by one of the locals but the Remants museum soon brought us back to earth - It is exceptionally graphic ...
... on flight were on same tour. 18 all up were travelling on flight - and 26 all together. We met Anh our guide for the Vietnam leg of tour - settled us on to bus for trip to hotel.he explained there were 90 million people in Vietnam - and 41 million scooters!! Drivers are as crazy as they are in Thailand and Bali. Arrived at hotel around 6pm - long day.
... to be.
Regardless of this little detail, it was still interesting to wonder round. We walked back towards our hostel when we discovered a huge catholic church. This to me was the culmination of a surprise though out my time in Vietnam. For a country that was (is?) communist, there were a huge amount of churches and not old churches either. With the exception of the ones that I saw in Sapa, they were all brand new. I can guess that it was because of the ...
... siding with the South, hence all the US veterans that went to 'Nam.
While the South was largely anti-communism, there existed a group known as the Viet Cong who sided with the North. This militant group controlled the area between Saigon and Cambodia and through the period built an elaborate tunnel system hundreds of kilometers long and at three different depths depending on the area's use.
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I have now made my decision and booking.. Off I go tonight on the night bus to Da Lat.. I have booked a homestay with a Vietnamese family that has been recommended to me by a few fellow travellers, as such I am quite looking forward to this.
I believe Da Lat is somewhere I will quite enjoy, with nice nature, mountains and waterfalls.. I think I can relax here for awhile after the chaos that is Ho Chi Minh city.
I spent my day today mostly relaxing and ...