Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saigon...Be gone...

Saigon, Vietnam - Well after a few hot & steamy days in Saigon we are moving on.  Saigon has definitely been the hottest part of our trip so far, the rainy season can't get here soon enough!

We've spent the past couple of days going around seeing the sights like the Reunification Palace Ben Thanh Market and the War Remnants Museum formerly known as the American War Crimes Museum, I guess that name became politically incorrect when Vietnam and the USA normalized relations in the mid 90's.

They may have changed the name but the exhibits I don't think have changed at all.  It was interesting but also a little like listening to the former Iraqi Information Minister Baghdad Bob!

Apart from the heat we did enjoy Saigon.  Good food, good sights, very interesting and cosmopolitan city.

Tomorrow we are headed off on a 1 day tour of the Mekong Delta and will overnight near the Vietnamese border.  On Saturday we will take a boat about 8 hours up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia.

We will spend a few days in P.P. getting our Lao Visa and then head to Battambang (2nd largest town in Cambodia) and Siem Reap (home of Angkor Wat).   From there it will be back to Phnom Penh for a couple of days before we start the long slog north up to Laos.  

We expect to be in Southern Laos by around May 10th.

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