|smallest seats in the world|
|st Josephs cathedral|
|rowing with feet!!!|
The area is beautiful although the dense fog did make it a little difficult to see very far. Gemma's motorbike drive was completely mad but she thoroughly enjoyed it and couldnt help but mention how lame my driver was. We met a lovely lady who rowed us up the river in a slightly unconventional manner, using only her feet! Although we had already payed for the service we did have to bribe her to take us back again.
|motorbiking in the pouring rain, amazing!!|
|ben's sleeping den|
|ben happy with his sleeper seat|
|hoi ann, one of our favorites|
|attempting to sand board im the one 2nd from top,|
We spent the next few days sitting on the beach or next to the pool and the evenings drinking with all the Russians that appear to consider Mui Nei a second home. We went quad biking over enormous sand dunes. My driving was slightly over enthusiastic leading to us taking off at one point a d throwing Gemma off the back on another. I was fine though.
We moved on to Siagon and have really enjoyed the hustle and bustle of this city. Crossing the road is almost as dangerous as in India, but at least the vietnamese seem to want to drive around you rather than straight through you which we appreciated. We have visited a very graphic museum explaining the attrocities of the war and also spent some time crawling through the Cui Chi tunnels. Our lack of height meant that we were able to crawl through one of the genuine tunnels used by the Vietnamese cong during the war. There wwas absolutely no light so we had to feel our way through. The opening was basically the size of an A4 piece of paper (proof that I've lost some weight!) and the tunnel was only 80cm high and 60cm wide. Some parts were definitely smaller though. Gemma took the lead and got attacked by bats half way along.
The tunnel that had been widened for the tourists was much easier to get through and linked to sleeping areas, meeting rooms and cooking spaces, giving us some idea of what it must have been like.
Our next stop is Cambodia. We leave tomorrow. Neither of us can wait but will be a little sad to be leaving Vietnam. We fully intend to come back.
Keep sending random emails as we enjoy hearing what is going on back at home. It looks pretty cold;)
Ben and gem (xx)