Category Archives: Vietnam

Ben Than Market, Vietnam

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I had to wake him up early, but we managed to go ashore on that last day of Saigon. We had american-priced coffee downtown in a Starbucks-style place. We paid US $10 for 2 designer coffees and a doughnut, with … Continue reading

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Saigon Nights

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In between meals on the pier, I snuck ashore to find the only geocache in Ho Chi Minh city. From the shuttle bus drop downtown, it was an entertaining 1.5K walk through the city. I love getting out and going … Continue reading

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The Pier at Ho Chi Minh City

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It is the same as always at the pier in Ho Chi Minh city. This time the party was a little closer to the ship. We started off there first thing – for lunch. This giant crab was $7 I … Continue reading

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Clever Ladies at the pier in Chan May

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In the port of Chan May there is always a big souvenir fair on the pier. They sell ridiculously cheap things, a lot of marble which may be powdered and pressed, or plastic, as Sherwin pointed out that my prized … Continue reading

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Chan May Beach Resort, Vietnam

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Unless you go to the Forbidden Purple Palace, the only thing to do in Chan May is hang out at the beach resort. About a 20 minute bus ride away from the pier, the resort is very nice. I did … Continue reading

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The Bar at the Pier, Saigon

Here it is, in all its glory. The much awaited and looked-forward-to bar at the pier. Next to the giant pile of garbage, with its Karaoke, dollar beer, and plastic chairs. Right beside the ship it’s the best party ever. … Continue reading

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>Rush Hour, Vietnam

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>Balut

>never looked better than at 2pm and then later at 2 am on the pier in Vietnam. Don’t tell the Rubber Duckie, but the mysterious Balut is really a fertilized duck egg, 18 days ripe. Despite horror stories they have … Continue reading

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>"Saigon" sounds much more exotic than "Ho Chi Minh City"

>When I saw we were in Ho Chi Minh city, I thought, ho-hum, I’ve been here before. But then when I thought about being in Saigon, it was exciting. I wanted to go ashore. “He’s been isolated” – it’s a … Continue reading

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>Somewhere at a beach resort in Vietnam

>As you can see, here we are somewhere in Vietnam. There was no shortage of souvenirs to be bought on the pier. Mostly things marble, and heavy. This did not stop us though. Here are some of the ladies with … Continue reading

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