Breakfast

Breakfast in Phu Quoc Sometimes you can tell they arent using trained staff. But I love vietnamese coffee in both its black and white varieties and its hot and cold variants. And the little filters used to make it So this is our last day in Vietnam just a morning...

Phu Quoc Island

Sorry I havent blogged been busy swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing. Phu Quoc pronounced foo kwook is a holiday island with a dark past. It was the home of a prison created by the french in 1953 which was later used by the south vietnamese to incarcerate north...

Saigon Skydeck

Saigon River 49 Floors above the street the skydeck gives great views. A good list of globally significant buildings. Not just the tallest either which I like. View toward Ben Thanh markets(in middle of photo)  completed in 1914 the largest covered markets in Vietnam....

Ho Chi Minh Buildings

I'm sitting in Highland Coffee a chain cafe along the lines of Gloria Jeans if you come from Australia or Starbucks if you are state side. I have an outdoor seat. The patron behind me is making loud phlegm (speling) clearing sounds but these issues are minor. I have...

Ho Chi Minh

Last night went to dinner at friends from Perths unit in District 7 which is an area where a lot of expats live because there isnt as much hussle and bussle as closer into the city centre. As you can see the unit is very modern. My mother-in-law made Pho earlier in...

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels

Went to the Cu Chi tunnels. A complex of tunnels about 60kms outside of Ho Chi Minh used by the Viet Cong ( Communists) in their fight against the American "Imperialist" aggressors. Its amazing how the wording changes when the story is told from the other side of the...

Ho Chi Minh

Currently in Ho Chi Minh or Saigon as people still call it. A big big city. Have met up with sister and mother in-law and been out to dinner last night The hotel we are currently in isnt as good as it could be, and is too far from the in-laws. So we are going to move...

Last day in Hoi-an 🙁

Sitting in a resturant watching the world go by at the moment. Today we did a tour of My Son ( pronounced Me Sun ). I will blog about that later. Lisa has left me here to go off and find a shoulder bag so we can take some more stuff on the flight. We went to a boat...

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