Category: Vietnam

Vietnamese Cham Dancing

I am finally getting round to uploading some of the videos I have taken on this trip. I must admit I haven’t used my video camera enough. After watching some of the videos I have taken, I feel more motivated to carry...

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Bia Hoi

I think Bia Hoi just means draft beer in Vietnamese, but it also refers to a cheap draft beer that is sold in cafes across Vietnam. I noticed them more in Hanoi. In the old quarter of Hanoi there are a couple of cafes that spill...

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There is a God

I got back to my hotel yesterday feeling happy I had my passport, visa and plane ticket all fixed up. I was organizing my money and passports when I couldn’t find my ATM card. I searched in a panic looking in all of the...

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Set to go

Picked up my passport today with my visa and they only ended charging me $10 to get it done, which is much better than the $35 which the woman initially said it would cost. I bought my plane ticket to Laos today and will be...

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Some more Hanoi pictures

The feedback is that I don’t have enough pictures on the site, so here are a few that I took this afternoon. Most people eat outside like this at road side cafes and noodle shops. Walking down any street is a game of...

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Immigration and a new Vietnamese visa

I picked up my new Australian passport today from the embassy here in Hanoi. Another Australian guy was doing the same thing. He had just come back from the Vietnamese immigration office and they needed a letter from the...

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Lunch at Le Pub

Le Pub is a nice bar, restaurant in the Old Quarter in Hanoi. I just had “Bun bo Nam bo” which is pretty healthy beef and rice noodle dish with a refreshing...

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Passport ready

Just got an email from the Australian Embassy in Hanoi saying my new passport is ready. Less than a week! I just have to now get my visa transferred over to the new one and I am free to travel. The question is where I am going...

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New passport

I spent most of today applying for a new passport. It expires in January 2008, but most countries require you to have more than six months valid when you apply for a visa. It takes up to 10 working days to process, but the guy...

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Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island

I spent last night on a junk in Halong Bay. The scenery is unbelievable. We arrived on Cat Ba Island this morning and went out for a hike. I haven’t done a lot exercise since I started this trip and suffered greatly. It...

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