Monthly Archives: May 2014

Saigon the hotel and streets

When we got to our hotel the lift was stuck and they told us it would be 5 minutes. So taking that with a grain of salt we went around the corner for some lunch. When we got back all … Continue reading

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China Town Saigon

Although we had seen on TV and heard that China Town (Ch Lon) in Saigon had problems because of the Chinese moving an oil rig off the Vietnamese coast and the Vietnamese started burning Chinese factories in the China Town … Continue reading

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The lacquer ware workshop

A short visit to a lacquer ware workshop for the disabled in Saigon Vietnam. The work is mind blowing, the designs are made using tiny pieces of eggshell and mother of pearl shell. We were told that the workshops provide … Continue reading

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Ben Thanh Market Saigon

Just a few minutes from the Hong Vina Hotel is the Ben Thanh Market, easily viewed from our window. We went for our morning stroll to the market one morning to buy some fruit for lunch, a pair of sandals … Continue reading

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The “Caruso” of Hoi An

This would be “Caruso” walks around the streets of Hoi An with his “BoomBox” serenading the locals. This was taken from our hotel balcony. Maybe he should try busking back in OZ 🙂    Click on video and to view … Continue reading

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