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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Four Million Dongs

Saigon,Vietnam

The ATM only let me have 2,000,000 dongs at a time so I made two withdrwals and have 40 notes with 100,000 dongs on each note.


The long taxi ride to the hotel was a flat ten dollars, with none of the usual financial games. The driver refused a tip. He must have blown his horn 10,000 times at motorbikes.


Saigon's skyline has changed drastically since my last visit in 1968.


Today we pile onto buses and see the sights of Saigon.


Tomorrow we'll be on the Mekong river heading up into Colonel Kurtz territory in Cambodia.


There is a lovely bamboo Christmas tree in the lobby.


Mrs. Phred has a lot of bites. She hopes we are not bringing a load of bedbugs back to the RV.

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