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... and the conversation went like this:
Hello, I would like the phone number for the Five Oysters restaurant
Hello, how are you?
I am fine thank you
What do you want?
I would like the phone number for the Five Oysters restaurant
What would you like?
Five Oysters Restaurant
Would you spell that please?
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F for fire
... boat' so we boarded for what would be the final journey back to the get off point but not before the tour guided thanked us and reminded us to tip him and the boat driver. Back on the bus we reviewed the pictures and agreed it was a good trip but to rushed and a longtime on a bus, so we recommend it but be aware of the transit times and the pace of movement between stops. After we returned to Saigon which took only about 1.5 hours going along the toll road we ...
... had booked a slightly more upmarket hotel (let's be honest, most hotels are upmarket compared to having hostelled it for the last two months through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam), which had a rooftop pool and bar (OH YES) and an ideal, central location next to the city's famous Ben Thanh market. It was a little out of my backpacker budget (ok WAY out), but it was nice to stay somewhere posh for a few nights. We were a little miffed however when we found out our posh room actually had ...
... thirds of the width, so way too small for a Westerner. 16,000 plus people lived, worked, fought and survived in these tunnels. Only ever coming out at night and inventing very clever ways to outsmart the American soldiers. They re-used any unexploded bombs the Americans dropped back against them, the traps that they built were just hideously brutal and the special smoke chambers to slowly release the smoke from cook fires so it just looked like mist rising in ...
... museum is very informative and it proved to be an eye opening experience. Reading about the war and seeing photos of the devastating effects was very moving. It was definately worth the visit.
Mekong Delta - Prior to our visit to Vietnam to we had seen images of women in conical hats working and living on the river. So one of our must-do things to do whilst in Vietnam was to visit the Mekong Delta region. We had a brilliant day ...