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Old 10-04-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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Well, my trip starts in less than a week. As part of my flight with Vietnam Airlines to Europe, I get a day and a half in Ho Chi Minh City - with free accommodation etc. So has anyone been there? Got any recommendations on what to do? Or any advice about what to be careful of?

I've also got 10 hours on the way back… but that'll probably be spent doin' some shopping.
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Old 10-05-2003, 01:26 PM   #2
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"as your attorney I would advise you to find a fast car with no top, and we'll need lots of cocaine" (fear and loathing in Las Vegas)

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Nah I havent done that part of the planet yet but I know you'll have a blast!

Let us know how it goes and be safe B)
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Some attractions I found for you, hope it helps some, i know you only have a day, but hey, why not make the most of it!!! :D

Ho Chi Minh City Historical Museum

Ho Chi Minh City, Presidential Palace

Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hau Pagoda ( This is a Temple)

Ho Chi Minh City / Cholon ( China Town)


THIS ONE IS COOL!!!

The tunnel system of Cu Chi, some 36 kilometres outside Saigon, was laid out in its basic structures by the Viet Minh in 1948. Cu Chi and the surrounding region have always - even before World War II - been areas with a strong Communist presence. The tunnel system served as hideout of Communist guerrillas, and it also was a logistic center. In 1968 the command headquarters of the Tet offensive were in these tunnels.

The tunnels cover the surprising distance of some 200 kilometres. Many of them are so narrow, that is almost impossible for men with a European frame to crawl through them. Since the tunnels no longer serve as guerrilla hideouts, but as a tourist attraction instead, some passages have been extended to enable Western tourists to enter.

here is a map i found as well



Save this map and print it out, might help ya find your way around!! :D B)

I want a serious play by play in the Asia section as soon as you can!!! :D B)
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Thanks heaps for all that info! You're a legend!

Hopefully, I'll go for an explore and see what I come across. I'm a little nervous - this is my first full-on backpacking trip, and I'm alone until I get to Vienna - only a couple of days I know... but still...

I'll keep you guys informed as I go around Europe and my day and a half in Vietnam.

Thanks again!
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Dude, no worries, thats what we are here for, to help da famliy out!!! I can not wait to read up on your time in Vietnam!!! B) :D
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Hey Glacier,

Hope that you're having a great time, bud! We're cheering you on as you roam the world armed with a backpack!

Live it up, be safe, and take no prisoners :greenguy:


to you and hope you check in with us from time to time B)
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