Rain rain go away!!
So we have now moved on to vietnam and so far I prefer it to Thailand as people slightly more relaxed here, havig said that we did arrive on a Sunday and so that may have been the reason!
We have now been joined by alex having picked her up at the airport the day we arrived. This entailed Tanita and I trying to catch a bus from the local bus station!! We knew which number bus we wanted and where the station was but this was no easy task!! The 152 simply didn't appear!! We ran like headless chickens yelling at about 4 differet buses all the while being laughed at by the locals and then were yelled at by the drivers to get off the bus as it went in the wrong direction from the airport!! We did however finally get our bus.
We are also starting to learn the ways of crossing these xcrazy roads!! As tanita says, "all you have to do is stare the motorcylists down with crazy eyes saying that you will swerve to avoid me!!" so far so good but I prefer running in the shadow of locals who have it perfected!!
We went to one of the local markets yesterday which sadly did not produce much in the way of shopping for us as it was mainly vlothes with few touristy trinkets. We also made friends with some local kids on one of the parks who asked us to fill in a questionnaire, photos and peace signs were involoved!!! Last night we went out to lepub where "every night is happy night" after 2 mojitoes which were surprisingly good we went in search of a club and our map looked something like this: __|--0 so unsurprisingly we did not find this club! despite georgie being sent into mcdonalds to ask for directionss and drunkenly dancing for the waitress to illustrate a club who then handed her a menu!!! We did howvever find a frozen yoghurt place where you made your own fro-yo!!! Alex and georgie both had one and we realsied that this was probably not the best idea we had had all night but it was just so yummy!!
We have also discovered that our room is the home if many many ants who love the inside of alex's bag, along with a leaky roof and some ceiling based mould, well I guess that's what you get for $12 a night for a room!!!
Today was our last day in HCMC as tomorrow we are heading to Cambodia for a few days. Alex and georgie went and did some hard core tourism including the reunification palace, war remnants museum, a cathedral (not as nice as the London ones but still pretty) and a walk along the river and Tanita went to the gym. While in the palace we cheekily tagged onto a tour group so we could actually understand what the rooms were for and the story behind the palace and the Vietnam war so in all it was a realy good day!
Georgie, Alex and Tanita