Arrived in Ho Chin Minh City after just a 1 hour plane ride. We decided at the very very last min to catch a flight, we were on the roadside outside our hotel in Hoi An, the bus pulled up for us to get on, we took one look at it and booked a 30 quid flight instead, why put ourselfs through a 22+ hr coach journey...LOL
The last day or so have been abit of a nightmare, the taxi driver that the hotel provided to us in Hoi An, tried to rip us off and tried to make us pay extra money for him to take u all the way into the airport, we was shouting at us and saying we have to pay and that we wouldnt take us there unless we did...:-( it was abit scary at the time, as not long before this we saw a horror story on the internet about dodgey taxi drivers and how they try to rip you off. We started to get abit scared when he started to bag his seat and still said we have to pay. I thought he was going to get his shotgun out at any moment and shot my head off, we took our cases and had to walk the rest of the way :-(
The flight was good but delayed by 1 hour, arrived here around 1.30am in the morning, never had a hotel ooked so got dropped off and had to find one, ended up in this flea pit, how made us pay $20 for the night, our room had no window and ants all over the bed, not a good night sleep really.
We got up the next morning to search for another hotel, no way we were going to stay in that one again, found one 2 mins down the road for only $15 per night and this one does have a window..HAHA
We travelled out that day to take a look around and headfor the local market, we got alittle lost along the way and ended up down this street, as we were walking through there was a bloke on a motorbike waiting,we just thought he had stopped to let us past, thenext thing i know the little f***er tries to take my bag, luckly i had it across my shoulder so he never got it, but he did rip it so hard it broke the strap and came off me.....If i would of thought faster i would of punched thef***er in the face...LOL
On a good note tho, the place is nice and yes the weather is now HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! about 30 odd i think, soooooo great to have sun :-)
This is our last stop in Vietham and now heading to Cambodia tomorrow on a 6 hr coach journey, be nice to see another country now. Vietham has been an experience and im glad i came, Hoi An isby far the best area here ad woulds defo suggest going there to people.
We are having a great adventure up to now, so got loads more to look forward to. So pics have been put onto facebook.
Goodbye from Ho Chin Minh City.
Next stop Cambodia