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Nha Trang

 We really were surprised with Nha Trang.  We had expected it to be very busy and touristy based on the fact that it has over 200 hotels and a population of 300,000.  As you can see from the photo, we stayed in a wonderful room on the 9th floor with a view of the [...]

By |November 17th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Nha Trang

Dalat to Nha Trang

The four hour bus ride from Dalat to Nha Trang was spell binding.  The road seemed to be in fairly good condition, but the elevation and the rock slides and wash outs provided some challenges for any road builder, let alone the bus driver.  Our eyes were peeled to the road until we [...]

By |November 13th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Dalat to Nha Trang

Dalat

  We enjoyed the 7 hour bus ride from Saigon to Dalat with the comfortable Phuong Trang bus company.  A bonus was the bus company includes a ride to your hotel as well as pick up from your hotel. We enjoyed a day of bright sunshine as we wandered around the lake side [...]

By |November 13th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Dalat

Saigon

Saigon has sprouted high rise buildings, trendy cafes and shopping malls since my last visit in 1999 Two of the sites we visted were the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.  Both places provide a historical perspective of the "American" was from the Vietnamese persepective.  The Reunification Palace was the headquarters for [...]

By |November 9th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Saigon

Mekong Delta(Phnom Penh to Saigon)

  The boat left the dock at 8:30am and we were off on a new adventure and looking forward to entering Vietnam via the small border post on the river to Chau Doc.  The entire process was so easy.  We took a medium fast boat from a company called Delta Adventure Tours.  The [...]

By |November 9th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Mekong Delta(Phnom Penh to Saigon)