Siagon (Ho Chi Minh)
Well we arrived there after a very long 12 hour journey in the day- but all was well. We tried to find a guest house but we were struggling as they all seemed to be double what we were used to paying and the rooms weren't as good. After wandering around for a while some Australian women took pity on us and said that she was staying in a nice quest house that was half the price and ok. So we felt obliged to give it a go. When we got to the room it wasn't the nicest and there was man who had to fix the toilet before we could use it. Not a good start but we were too tired to find anywhere else.
In the morning it was safe to say that we went to find another guest house. after walking up a lot of stairs we eventually found a big room with tv and not so loud for a good price :). After finding a room we went to visit the war museum which was really interesting especially as neither of us really knew much about it. After that we did our usual stop to the local market- not spending too much money. When we got back we decided to go fro a relaxing cup of tea, but it wasn't so relaxing as this local man decided to sit with us and chat to us, but it was very hard work- he didn't seem to understand a word we were saying, plus he just had this blank look and was overall very very creepy. Then we booked a trio for the following day to the cu chi tunnels.
In the morning we had to get up early to go to the tunnels, we were one of the first to get picked up, after we picked everyone else up and were about to leave the tour guide showed 2 tickets and asked who's they were. One was ours and one was another person. She said that the company that we had booked with had not told them that we were coming that day . She asked we would like to do the full day tour instead. Me and Tess were both tired at this point and I snapped that if i wanted to to do the full day tour then that is the one I wanted to book and that today is the only day that we could do this trip as we are leaving tomorrow. Me and tess Were not getting off the bus- lol. In the end 2 guys who were squashed on the bus any way ended up getting a taxi there instead, we felt very bad at this point.
Anyway the tunnels were interesting, luckily we weren't crawling around them too long as they were very small and very dark and someone even said they saw a rat in there. After the tunnels people had the opportunity to shoot guns you just had to pay. A scary thought thinking that anyone can get hold of a gun. It was so loud as well. Me and Tess were tempted just to shoot a few but we decided to wait until we got to cambodia. That evening we met up with one of the guys we met on the tunnels tour and had a few drinks- it was nice to have someone different to chat to