Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city was busy, big,cosmopolitan city where you could barter for cheap tat at the market or go all out on designer clothes, we opted for bartering at the markets! As well as shopping we ventured out to the chu chi tunnels where over 10 thousand Vietnamese people hid for about 10 years during the war with America. We got to crawl through one the bigger ones, which was a challenge for the slightly taller people! I know that I was uncomfortable and slightly claustrophobic after a few metres in the dark small space shouldn't have managed a few years down there.
We then learned a bit about the war from the Vietnamese perspective,I need to do some research but feel I should leave it for when I have left the communist country.
We have since travelled onto Nha Trang with an amazing beach on which we sat and swam and I developed a slight lobster look!We then spent a night dancing on highly taxed dance floors drinking beer that is less expensive than fizzy drinks to crazy remixes of classical music on dubstep. After long lazy morning we did some more market shopping, then we climbed the hill to the giant sitting Buddha, on the way up we sat inside a bell while a man chimed it ans chanted surreal but amazing experience! :)the sitting Buddha and the temple were beautiful and so peaceful!
We are sitting waiting to go on our second overnight train to Hoi An the tailors Mecca apparently,think I will try and get lantern made rather than a suit! Hopeful the train will not be as cold as the last, we have also heard it gets much colder as we head north...hopefully not! (Sorry Calum if it does)
I hope that you are all well and its nice to see little comments on here! Stay safe in the snow everyone! Xxx