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Feb 11, 2018 - Can Tho to Ha Tien

This is our last full day in South Vietnam. It has been a joy. Everyone smiles and is very helpful. I am really looking forward to visiting the north. There has been a problem with up-dating the website as WiFi has not been rapid except last night when I had no time to do anything and was exhausted. Anyway, I am going to concentrate on text until we get another decent signal when I shall put up some photos. Today we had a great treat as we took a boat from the hotel to the floating market in Can Tho. We set off at 6.30am and had breakfast...

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Jun 15, 2012 - The Greens of the Delta

While the scenery from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc may have been less than spectacular, that has changed dramatically since I've begun to explore the Mekong Delta. I hired a moto, called a "xe om" (zay-ohm) here, and a driver to take me from Chau Doc to the seaside town of Ha Tien. I could have made the 60 mile (95km) trip by bus but I thought it would be more interesting to take the backroads. The driver assured me that it was no problem to load my very heavy backpack in the front of the bike between his legs and the speedometer. As I learned...

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A Whole New World

Apr 3, 2012 - Vietnam - Day 2 - Good morning Vietnam!

After a 2 hour bus ride yesterday from Kampot, Cambodia to the border, we finally made it into Vietnam! We carried on from the border to the town of Ha Tien. Population of 95,000, there are dramatic limestone formations peppering the area, and the town itself has a sleepy charm. Not many tourists stay in Ha Tien, they either carry on to the next town or they take a ferry boat over to the island of Phu Quoc. There is a huge fish, flower, fruit and meat market that line the river side. We walked around and took some photos, locals don't seem...

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Apr 2, 2012 - Vietnam - Day 1 - Vietnamese Hero in Cambodia

This morning we went back to one of our favorite local restaurants in Kampot - 'Sisters 2', where they sell fabulous Khmer coffee, delicious food and amazing desserts. I ordered the pumpkin spice pancakes with home made syrup and Jason went for the curry chicken crepes. Both dishes turned out to be spectacular and the Cambodian coffee is delicious! The owner of the restaurant came in half-way through our breakfast and gave us a big warm welcome back. “Jane” talked to us for a while and told us of her journey here to Cambodia from...

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Mar 14, 2009 - Ha Tien, Vietnam

Back on the road early we head to Kampot- the lonely planet says its a quaint little river side town with beautiful waterfalls and rapids - nice. We book in to a guest house $5 per night and head off into town in search of sights, later on rapids and swimming. We walk down a long dirt path...oh shit, Will I think we just walked through the entire town!? We soon realise that Kampot is a mix between sKam-pot and Kam-potentially deadly boring. We hail down a tuk-tuk driver (the only one in town it seems) and cruise up to the rapids for $10 usd...

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Feb 1, 2009 - Ha tien

Our border crossing was extremely cool. We got a tuk tuk to about 2 km of the border, down a rough track with huge potholes, through the countryside - when we left the main road I was convinced we would end up in someone's farm, never the actual border with Vietnam - but this was the shortest way. The driver had arranged for his friends to take us on motobikes the rest of the way as his tuk tuk can't manage the potholes! They were there waiting for us and we sped off to the border. Got off the bikes, "checked out" of Cambodia, changed my...

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Feb 23, 2006 - To Ha Tien (via Rach Gia)

23 February - To Ha Tien (via Rach Gia) I had wanted to get a boat to Ha Tien on leaving the island, rather than going back to Rach Gia, as Ha Tien is nearer where I want to be to get into Cambodia. The LP says the boat journey to Ha Tien is dangerous however, when I enquired of the lady at the hotel in Can Tho, before taking the bus to Rach Gia, she told me it wasn't now, as did the lady owner of my bungalow in Phu Quoc. However, when I discussed it with her husband (a 74 year old French man, who had lived in Oz for 26 years - with no sign...

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Dec 30, 2004 - Rach Gia - Ha Tien

Took Superdong fast ferry to port city of Rach Gia after 5 great days on Phu Quoc - relaxing, snorkelling, getting news! After 2 1/2 hour ferry we to motorbikes from dock to bus station and caught bus to border town of Ha Tien, arriving +/- 7 pm...followed a river which was lined on both sides with houses hanging over it, river is sewage system, laundry, bath, sink, dump, traffic canal, and a muddy fishing resource! Quite an all purpose waterway...hottest day we've experienced. In Ha Tien we found accomodations - one room for all 5, Mari...

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Dec 24, 2004 - Rach Gia

Port city take off for Phu Quoc Isl. our last big fling in Viet Nam! Overnight was ok, Jake and Todd found a fairly clean but also cheap spot not too far from the fast ferry over to the island...90,000 d. per night/room x two one with dbl bed...we always horse-n-goggle to see who shares the bed! So for +/- 1.50 us per person we share a bath and get into the less comfortable places routine, ha!

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