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    August 7, 2005

    Can Tho, Mekong Delta

    See all our Mekong Delta and Can Tho pictures here The last part of our trip took us down to the south of Vietnam to see the floating markets at Can Tho and the Mekong Delta. From Saigon, we took a very long bus trip on a very old bus. […]

    August 6, 2005

    Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – Mme Cuc Guesthouse, Shoping, Sights

    See all our Saigon pictures here Back in Vietnam, the airport taxi in Saigon tried to rip us off – refusing to use the meter and wanting to charge an exorbitant rate. We bailed and got another taxi, which took us to our hotel in Pham Ngu Lao, Mme. Cuc […]

    August 5, 2005


    See all our Hue pictures here That evening we headed to Hue on the night train. We were supposed to get in at 8am, but various official-looking people told us different things about the actual arrival time and we finally got there mid-afternoon. Our hotel in Hue, the Mimosa Guest […]

    August 4, 2005

    Ha’Long Bay

    See all our Halong Bay Pictures here The following day we had planned a day trip to Ha’long Bay. Although most people go for more than one day, our schedule was pretty tight, so we only had time for a day trip. We used the same company we had used […]

    August 3, 2005

    Perfume Pagoda and the Hoa Sua Restaurant d’Application

    See all our Perfume Pagoda pictures here The next day, we had arranged a day trip to the Perfume Pagoda. We went with the tour company our hotel, Thu Giang Guesthouse, arranged. We ended up alone in a big minivan with a Dutch couple. Getting to the Perfume Pagoda involves […]

    August 2, 2005

    Thu Giang Guesthouse, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

    See all our Hanoi pictures here We arrived in Hanoi in the morning. As always when we arrive in a country, our first task was to find an ATM, but both the train station’s ATM’s were out of order. The nearest one was about a half hour walk with our […]

    August 1, 2005

    China to Vietnam by Train

    The next day, we headed to Vietnam on the train. Although the train ride was supposed to be overnight, we barely slept. The first time we stopped for visa formalities at about midnight. We continued on the train, and at about 3am, we had to change to a Vietnam train […]

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