Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ho Chi Minh

Well, a first quick post.
Finally made it to Vietnam albiet a month late. I should be well into the start of the rainy season now! It was all dry once i landed at 8pm (12 nz time) and a lush 27'C which seems about right though a bit humid. I think its going to be a bit hot for me tomorrow though. Flying over HCMC at night still looked amazing with all it coulourful shop lights and its splattered array of yellow house and street lights which made it look a lot different than your typical city night scape. Even from the plane you could see all the thousands of motorbikes hooning all over the place. It shouldnt be to hard to find a bike in this town! After landing i got too tired arguing with taxi drivers and gave in to paying more than twice the normal fair. Still, kind of fun trying to get proper prices and still managed to pay way less than they were originally demanding. It was a very cool taxi ride into town with heaps of bikes, motorikes, big trucks, and cars coming at you from all directions though it wasnt at all (well mostely) scary and everyone seemed very couteouse and gave you plenty of warning toots. After finding a good hotel i did a quick walk around and it was pretty full on with lots and lots of people, busy shops and people trying to sell you stuff or themselves and homeless folk. After getting a meal for a couple of dollars i thought it best to get back to hotel seeing as it was 4 in the morning old time, meaning i havent been to bed in a couple of days. So if all goes well i should wake up without the squits and be able to start sorting some more visas i check out some m-bikes whilst also taking in some sites.
Ka kite

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