Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Vietnam - We made it back alive!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Well, we've been back from our holiday in Viet Nam for a couple of weeks now, but I've only just now had enough time to go back and look at the photos and share them with my blog.

What I want to tell the world is 'GO NOW'. Viet Nam is still charming, with friendly people and just enough Westerner comforts to make it comfortable, but not fake. But there are some massive developments in progress, especially in Nha Trang (a seaside resort), and I was very sad to see it happening.
It's hard to take a photo that doesn't tell a story in Viet Nam. It is a photographer's dream. However, these photos are my family, and not so much the place. But we went together, Mum and Dad, me and Brett, and that in itself was pretty amazing.

Three goofies - Mum, me and Brett (yes, he's the one with the big-arse camera that just says 'I'm a tourist, steal me!'. That was when the pickpocketers weren't targetting the man carrying a lonely planet guide around in his hand. Yes, that was my father. Hmm, spot the tourists.

This is how life looks when you're on a train for 14 hours and the beer runs out. However, as the beer costs less than $1, and the beer cart finally came back down our end of the train, that frown quickly turned upside down.

We ate a lot of icecream. And it was so pretty! And cheap! And mum and dad behaved themselves when they were full of creamy goodness, so bring it on!

I, on the other hand, quite enjoyed the fact that pina colada's were about the equivalent of $3, AND the coconut milk was fresh and creamy and delicious....! Mmmmmm, I like da pina colada.......

You'd think from looking at this that all we did was eat! Well, actually, that's probably true! Well, we did a bit of sight-seeing to. But the food was amazing! Didn't try the dog though. Next time.


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