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  • Day182

    Unser Essen im Vietnam

    December 3, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Our time in Vietnam is over and we already flew back to Saigon. Our visa will expire today so we are on the way to the border of Cambodia now. A short look back to the food we had in Vietnam.

    Was isst man eigentlich im Vietnam? Naja wir hatten nicht wirklich eine Ahnung bevor wir hier her gekommen sind. Jetzt wissen wir, dass es hier wirklich viele leckere Sachen gibt!

    Da unsere Zeit im Vietnam leider schon wieder um ist und unser Visa heute ausläuft (zum ersten Mal haben wir ein Visum wirklich bis auf den letzten Tag ausgereizt) sind wir nun mit einem Bus auf dem Weg von Ho-Chi-Minh nach Phnom Penh, Kambodscha.
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  • Day1

    Ho Chi Minh City

    April 11 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    After an 8 hour flight, 1 hour wait to get our visa’s approved and a drive through crazy traffic, we have reached our hotel for the night.

  • Day1463

    Asia Tour - Saigon - Vietnam

    March 15 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    FINALLY MADE IT TO VIETNAM!!

    Both an excited and sarcastic remark. Our flight was delayed in KL airport, and then changed gates to be delayed even further!!! It is vietair like so I kind of expected it (the air stewardess’ are decent though)

    Landed in Vietnam and make my way to immigration..... Jesus Christ! I’d never seen a queue so big, it was genuinely massive. I waited over an hour to get through. It was that long by the time I made it through the luggage belt was overfilling with both our flight and the flight after.

    Getting into the city is easy enough though, walk out the airport straight to the bus station, they ask you where you wanna go - pay 70p for a ticket and on you get. The driver tells you where to get off which is handy!

    The journey in was awesome, I’d never seen such a busy place. New York and Bangkok are much less manic. Cars, trucks, buses, bicycle, motorbikes and scooters and weaving in and out of each other. Horns blaring everywhere, people just walking out in to the Road. People shouting and conversing - the place has so much energy, it’s constantly on the go. It’s alive.

    My hotel is cool, well it’s actually a private room in a hostel, but it’s brilliant, nice and big and most importantly... air con. The weather here is hotter than KL, it’s also a little bit harder to breathe.

    I went for a quick explore in the night and it turns out my hostel is one road away from walking street which is boss. (A walking street is usually a long road full of bars, restaurants etc.

    I think I’m going to enjoy Vietnam....
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  • Day5

    War Museum, Ho Chi Minh

    April 6, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    After a busy few days I decided today was going to be slower paced. Having a relaxing morning catching up with friends and sorting out my next steps.

    Due to it being sunny outside, I made use of the rooftop garden above my hostel and sat up there reading my book and soaking up some sun. However, the heat began to get too much and I decided I would take myself to the War Museum.

    Having been so interested in the war I thoroughly enjoyed this museum, despite the atrocities of the war. I was speechless at some of the activities that went on and thought to myself how man kind could think it's alright to do such terrible things to another human being. The affects of the agent orange and chemicals used by the Americans on the Vietnamese are still causing defects over 40 years later and its likely these defects will continue to be passed down. After finishing at the museum it's safe to say I felt quite emotional and sad having gained such an insight to what the people of Vietnam went through, especially having done nothing to the Americans.

    I got back to the hostel just in time to watch the sunset on the rooftop garden which was beautiful. Then, just as I was heading out for food I met a Canadian girl called Lauren, she invited me out for a beer so said why not. We ended up meeting others and all went out and had a very fun evening. I even met people who I had been with in Cambodia which was a crazy sight! Having had low expectations for a quiet night it became quite the opposite.
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  • Day47

    Ho Chi Minh Stadt

    March 10 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Ho Chi Minh ist riesig, 13 Millionen Einwohner und gefühlt genauso viele Roller! Es ist bunt, laut und chaotisch. Auf jeden Fall super interessant, aber nicht unbedingt zum Entspannen und die Luft ist nicht sonderlich gut ...
    Freitag habe ich Adrian vom Flughafen abgeholt, juhu! Samstag haben wir dann 3 Stunden eine Rollertour durch die Stadt zu den verschiedenen Sehenswürdigkeiten gemacht mit Mr. TUNG, den habe ich am Tag vorher im Park kennengelernt. Die Tour war toll, das Rollerfahren hat uns viele Nerven gekostet, aber alle kommen hier nunmal so von A nach B. Nach einem leckeren Mittagessen haben wir den Tag mit einer unglaublich guten Massage ausklingen lassen. 😊

    Sonntagmorgen haben wir uns noch das Kriegsmuseum angeschaut und dann ging es an die Küste :)
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  • Day3

    Ho Chi Minh City

    September 12, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Die Stadt besitzt eine Mischung aus Lebendigkeit und Gelassenheit; der Geruch, die Geschäfte und die Menschen erinnern etwas an Bangkok oder Mexico City. Aber irgendwie ist es hier doch ganz schön krass. Eine der großen Herausforderungen heute: Zwischen den zahlreichen hupenden Rollern über die Straße kommen. Der Trick: Einfach gehen, auf keinen Fall stehen bleiben. Die machen das schon. Hehe!Read more

  • Day31

    Sai Gon Sneak peak

    September 12, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Früh den Bus nach Sai Gon / Ho Chi Minh Stadt genommen. Der war so leer das man sich auf der letzten Bank so riiichtig schön ausbreiten konnte!

    Morgen geht mein Flug nach Phu Quoc daher erstmal nur eine Nacht hier. Da (wie solls auch anders sein) ein paar der Berliner auch hier sind gabs heute ein regelrechtes Cafe hopping. Erstmal Mittagessen an der Street Food Corner danach Ca Phè trinken im Cafe danach in ein Spielekaffee wo einige Stunden Cluedo und Scrabble auf dem Programm standen. Als wir dann daraus gekommen sind war es schon dunkel und Sai Gon leuchtete in aller Pracht. Laute und sehr quirlige Stadt. Fotos mach ich dann wenn ich dann von Phu Quoc wiederkomme und hier länger bleibe. Nach dem Spielecafe nochmal Streetfood gegessen, das war aber leider zu wenig also ging es in einen Food Market. "Asiana".
    Stand neben Stand hat sich da angereit und wir haben uns dann für Octopus Hot Pot entschieden. Sehr Lecker.
    Jetzt aber Schlafen...morgen früh aufstehen.

    Mit dabei: Dani und Marlon
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  • Day36

    Day 35 - The Start of Matt's Christmas

    March 15, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

    It's Helen back again. From today we lose Matt to Cheltenham AKA 'Matt's Christmas'. I made the grave error of not negotiating exactly what I'd need to give him in return for the cooking classing and now I have my answer - being home for 8pm every night so he can watch it.

    We started the day skipping the hotel breakfast and heading out for a Banh Mi at a place nearby that we'd heard was good. On the way we saw a group of men knocking down a building with sledgehammers and by the time we came back later in the morning it was completely gone. I imagine the building partly melting as I certainly was. The Banh Mi place was a typical small seats on the street experience and had 2 options on the menu. An already constructed sandwich or a baguette which came with the contents plus a couple of eggs and some strange fish cake things in a bowl. Matt had the former and I the latter. It was pretty decent, I reckon it ranks at number 3 in my Banh Mi league so far. And all in all cost less than £4 for the two of us with drinks.

    After breakfast we went to the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. As you do. We went round with a guide called Ho and a small group which included a Western doctor taking notes in a small note pad. We learnt about the history of traditional medicine, the key pioneers and the tools and ingredients. I liked seeing all the ingredients and what they supposedly helped with, including some scary looking ones I'm pretty sure in my chemistry learnings we were told were very toxic. Apparently in many hospitals in Vietnam you can still chose whether you want to be treated by traditional or Western medicine. Plus as a treat we watched a hilarious propaganda video which randomly had an instrumental of the Christmas song Up On The Housetop (made famous by the Jackson 5) as the intro. Ho tried to guess Matt's job - no idea why - and started at soldier then engineer then clearly wanting to hedge his bets (no pun intended) went for businessman. There's been several times here that men have taken an interest in Matt's size (plus a woman in a coffee shop who told him he had a nice smile and asked if he was married, I should have left him with her).

    We had some meatball/meat noodle soup for lunch. Here in HCMC they provide wet wipes at the start of a meal but if you open them they charge you. (There's no warning of this in the restaurant) and as I'm affectionately known as 'Cut Price Coxy' I refuse to succumb despite having half a bowl of noodles on my face. Luckily we were near the hotel so I went there to wash my face - 10p well saved!

    In the afternoon we took an Uber to the Bitexco Tower. I LOVE that they have Uber here. It's very very cheap and no getting scammed on price or the driver taking a long route (I've been watching on google maps and seen them do it then they argue a street is one way when you pull them up on it - lies!). CPC strikes again and I refused to pay 200K each (about £8) to just go to the viewing platform on the 68th floor when you can just buy an overpriced jug of draft beer for 200K and get a free cheapy garlic bread on the 51st. Once you get past the 20th floor surely it doesn't make much difference to the view anyway? The views were pretty good, fun to see where we've been but there's not a lot of distinguishable landmarks here that you can see. Though maybe you could from 68.

    There's a cinema in the tower so we went there to watch Logan in the air con - much better than John Wick 2. A quick dinner at the sanitised hipster street food area and we Uber'd back with seconds to spare for Cheltenham. I read my Lonely Planet and Emma - cinema and Austen is what being in a different city is all about eh?
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  • Day3

    tuctuc towards church, post, war museum

    March 15, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Several stops - tuctuc through traffic was a fun experience. Driver waiting on us finishing our sightseeing. That dude was for sure very seasoned to get us through the traffic ... the smile unbelievable as I tipped his extraordinary and extra miles .

    We did see the church, the postal office, a mall, and now are at the war museum.Read more

  • Day116

    Tan Chau

    August 23, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    Going backwards, sorry but some of the footprints are 'stuck somewhere an I can't retrieve them' (need you Garry). We went on a small boat ride up one of the tributaries of the Mekong, then did a rickshaw ride to a 'silver factory' really interesting to watch how they go about things, so very primitive. Rickshaw ride was hilarious.Read more

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