Adelaide AirportSeptember 15, 2011 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C
Home, sweet home!
Home, sweet home!
Back to KL again! A couple of days shopping and wandering around brought us to the end of this just fantastic trip!
A short flight from Kualur Lumpur took Dani and me to Penang, where we spent a few day exploring the local sights. Really fantastic place, we loved the food and the atmosphere - the locals were great! even inviting us into a food festival where we enjoyed some brilliant indian and local dishes. The mix of Colonial and Malaysian influences was really intriguing.Read more
After a night in Kualar Lumpur we drove to Mallaca, an old pirate town where we spent the day exploring!
Departing Vietnam with a lot of sadness we are headed for Kuala Lumpur.
Today took us on a drive to My Tho, on the Mekong Delta, where we hopped on a boat and set off to explore some the life along the Mekong.
We saw local cottage industries including honey and candy makers, were entertained by a lovely family of ladies at lunch, got to play with a massive python (snake!) and had an interesting lunch.
More shopping in the afternoon, and our last night in Vietnam was spent in a flash restaurant.Read more
We spent the afternoon exploring the city, and shopping at the Binh Tay Markets.
The Central Post Office (which used to be a Railway Station) and the Notre Dame Cathedral are well worth a look too.
The day was rounded out with a nice meal at a french restaurant.
We spent the morning at the Cu Chi Tunnels, which have preserved as a tribute to the War (and a tourist trap!). One of the really interesting features was that there is a firing range on the site, where you can buy rounds for AK47's and M15's - and fire away! At about a dollar a shot, it was really good fun. Even more interesting though was that whilst you walk through the forests looking for the impossible to spot tunnel entrances, there is sporadic gunfire echoing through the trees. Truly a surreal experience.Read more
Arriving late in the afternoon at Ho Chi Minh Airport (in what used to be called Saigon) we booked into our hotel (The Hoang Hai Long) , and went out exploring a little.
We rounded the day out with a meal at a local restaurant. First impressions were that the South had suffered somewhat from americanisation, and the food reflected that also.Read more
After another delightful Hotel breakfast, we were taken to the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake.
Once again a fascinating, unique experience it was just amazing to see how the locals lived their whole lives on this beautiful lake. Boat-hopping kids selling touristy stuff was one highlight!
We then had an hour or so in the local markets, and back to the airport.
Interestingly enough, although we walked straight into Cambodia without even seeing a customs agent, the scrutiny on the way OUT was completely over the top.
Says something about communism, I guess..Read more