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Are we going on a ferry?: the journey begins!

Leg 1: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne

After strapping up our packs we headed to the War Remnants Museum. This was an interesting but horrific place, full if graphic pictures and accounts of what was an atrocious war. 346 more words

Epic Win-ning: Buying the bikes

We were looking to buy the popular-with-the-backpackers Honda Win. There are loads for sale. Other popular bikes are the Minsk (two-stroke, breaks down a lot), or the Honda Wave (semi-auto, not as fun on the open roads). 271 more words

Plan for 'Nam

Tired of backdating blogs from weeks ago, I am cracking on with the fresh material (for now), because we are biking about 2000km (roughly one million miles) from the south of Vietnam right up to the north in one month, Top Gear style. 212 more words

Bike Traffic in HCMC

This is how we got to dinner last night.

Getting the skill to be able to pull out my phone and take a video while being driven around was difficult enough!

War Remnants Museum, HCMC

Our second day in HCMC, we decided to take the city tour to see all that HCMC has to offer. Again we went to one of the many travel agents and booked in for a day tour of the city for only 170,000₫ ($8/£5) taking us all around HCMC on an air-conditioned bus. 787 more words

Ho Chi Minh City day tour

After spending about an hour in the War Remnants museum we continued on our tour, heading to Binh Tay, the biggest wholesale market which is huge!! 571 more words

Ho Chi Minh City by jamessanders

The striking view of Saigon and its outskirts from District 2 bridge.
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