Did someone say beauty parlour?!

Trip Start Sep 22, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, December 8, 2006

Rush, rush, rush - oh how I hate being herded around like a sheep, or in this case a walking tourist ATM (everyone wants $$$ out of you!)  So the tour thing, we have not really done much touristy stuff, mostly we have taken local transport and just done it ourselves,but sometimes it is just easier (and cheaper) to join the tour party.  Anyhow, back in HCMC now and trying to relax, this is proving a wee bit difficult as our next mission is to change the date of our Singapore to London ticket and then arrange a crazy mish mash of cheap online airline tickets to get from Hanoi to Bangkok then on to Surat Thani then the reverse 3 weeks later before finally catching a flight out of Bangkok to Singapore to catch the afore mentioned Singapore to London.  This is when travelling becomes a real arse, when you are trying to do normal things and you just don't have access to the resources you need.  So today's problem is buying Internet flights, because I am not that keen to slap our credit card details into a Internet cafe PC, we have to either buy them from an agent (which will cost way more) or smile super duper nicely at the lovely young Ms Jen McBride and see if we can borrow her work PC to purchase the tickets.  Long story short, Jen is lovely!  So tickets changed and brought we are feeling pretty good about the next month, now if only the bungalow people would email back to say we can come stay, else it may be 18 days sleeping on the beach at Samui!  It's a hard life!
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