“Does anyone know if Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum is open in the afternoons?” asked the girl in the halter top. There was a fluttering noise as four copies of "Lonely Planet" snapped open simultaneously.
Vietnam 2004 Archives
Going by the Book
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Thanks to this handy guide, you can now tell where you are in South-East Asia, just by looking at the vehicles.
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Ha Long Bay
We had almost reached the boat when the French girl screamed and seemed to rise half out of the water. When she kept screaming, I turned and started swimming back towards her, but her boyfriend came off the boat in a racing dive and covered the distance to her in a few seconds.
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Hue and Hoi An
My favorite quote of the day, written on the wall of Miss Thu's Cafe, a backpacker cafe in Hué:
Miss Thu love you long time - you take a shower!
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The bus driver in Hoi An politely explained that the air-conditioning had “just broken” and that they hadn't had time to fix it. This sounded like a pious lie to me: I couldn't see how something that didn't appear to have been installed in the first place could have broken.
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Photographs from Long Bian mountain in the Central Highlands of VietnamView photos