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Jan 10, 2016 - Wrapping up Vietnam in style in Vung Tau
The morning we were to head out to Da Nang, we looked up the weather and realized it was not good, raining for days. We were not excited about going to the beach town we'd hoped for if it was raining. So we made the executive decision to scrap those plans and to fly to Vung Tau on the beach. We had to first go back to Ho Chi and then we had some options of a bus, a boat or private driver. I just don't do well on boats, and the bus ride was 2.5-3hrs long so we hired a private driver to take us the 1 3/4 hour journey to the coast. It was...Jump to full entry
Mar 28, 2015 - Leaving Vung Tau to day..
28 march 15 After the emotions of yesterday this is anticlimactic, it was just such an overwhelming experience. Bob the Hong Kong has gone the way of most war time entrepreneurs, either shot or running the Wanniassa Hot Bake. No White Mice either, while out walking I was waiting to hear a blast on a whistle..Yes you can still buy Ba mui ba, had a cuppla bottles myself though only the Grande and the Rex were here in those days...No Lambros, no MPC, still cheap charlies though who want to argue about the AU$1.20 for a beer. This morning after...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2015 - Nui Dat Remembered.
27 march 15 I love the smell of Napalm in the morning, cue the Wagner; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGU1P6lBW6Q Oh boy, what a roller coaster ride of emotion today. Up B&E for breakfast and to meet our “local” guide Ms Huong (aka Banana), started with drive around Vung Tau and saw where the Badcoe Club once stood then on to Ba Ria. The cinema is still there as is the water tower…. Don’t believe that it all has disappeared there are still many many reminders and Ms Huong knows her business. No council yard now it’s a hotel…. Then on to...Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2015 - Welcome to Vietnam
26 March 2015. So as the sun creeps over the yardarm bid farewell to Singapore. Due to the passing of Lee Kaun Yew we did not get to either Changi or Raffles. Ok so we can live without Raffles, Mum was 3 last time she was there and we had no desire to pay s$30 for a premade “Sling”. I have a school mate whose Dad was incarcerated at Changi, he built a wireless and managed to conceal it for the term of his incarceration, one of the unsung heroes of Changi, and I believe the wireless is in the War Memorial for posterity…. It would have been...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2010 - ANZAC weekend
Monday, April 26, 2010 Wow. For what was unquestionably one of the greatest weekends I have ever enjoyed, it was also one of the most emotional times I can remember – and I’ve got no doubt ANZAC Day weekend 2010 is one I’ll never forget. Amongst all the footy, laughs and beers you wouldn’t think 3 days away would leave much time for anything else, but there was a helluva lot of learning done on my part - I learnt more about the Vietnam War over one weekend than I had in 13 years of schooling and countless history lessons (ok, I didn’t...Jump to full entry
Feb 24, 2010 - Vung Tau
From HCMC we veer off the beaten track a little and visit Rio in Vietnam: Vung Tau. The town boasts a giant Jesus statue sitting on top of a hill and looking down over the ocean on one side and the town on the other. The walk up to the statue is absolutely gorgeous with small vistas looking out over the ocean at every corner and bright pink and white frangipani flowers. At the top the huge Jesus stands with his arms outstretched overlooking a small Mary statue just in front. We arrive 25 minutes before closing and are not allowed to take...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2009 - the final countdown... in Vung Tau
well today is our final full day in Vung Tau, and man was it physical!! We woke up at 7.30 and then we were off on the bus at 8.30 and heading off to Nui Dat. There we went to the Orphanage and Elementary School. They were both very touching and great places. It was good to see that the Aussie Vetrans have helped out the Vietnamese in some way :) We then went off to some more tunnels, which i cannot remember the name of (oops!)But they were bigger than the Cu Chi Tunnels. But it really hurt when it hit your head!! We then went to the Long...Jump to full entry