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    My xmas vacation in vietnam




    Took a short trip to vietnam at xmas finally got around to download the pics/
    we went to ho chi mih, Dalat, Nha Trang and mui ne, All good, i kind of like vietnam as it ticks all the boxes for me. its close, its cheap, the foods good, the women are easy on the eye and you can stay in great hotels without breakin the bank. oh yes, they also seem happy to see you which is unlike the vibe im getting of the somchais lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    My xmas vacation in vietnam
    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    you can stay in great hotels without breakin the bank
    Also saves buying a Xmas tree and ruining the kids eh?

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    Arriving in Dalat it was really quite nippy, the hotel came with a heater though so we were quite cozy, even got a bit friskey

    Heres that heater in the room



    Dalat was the place the french colonials used to go due to its cold climate, its a nice little city and they can grow all kinds of veggies etc that they cant in the delta

    This is a Dalat pizza


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    My xmas vacation in vietnam
    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    you can stay in great hotels without breakin the bank
    Also saves buying a Xmas tree and ruining the kids eh?
    yep. correct bah humbug . fook xmas anyway there were plenty of pine trees around in dalat to give it a xmassy feeling. there born in Lao. they cant have it both ways.

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    As per, we decided a cable car ride was in order





    its not a huge place Dalat but tthe locals are friendly as fook would certainly go back again


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    im not sure how asian girls ever managed to go travellng without a selfie stick


    This is Dalat train station. trains dont run from ho ville anymore but you can take a train to an ethnic villlage about an hour away, not the steam train unfortunately thats just stays parked there
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    im ducking out to the balcony for a cig, back in a minute

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    Which boarder did you cross or did you fly BL?

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    Nice old train eh?


    That fookin selfie stick gets a workout

    Stroller.
    Yes, many ting-tong & chai dam.
    That's why one has to be careful about posting family pics and info here, bad members like Terry or BeerLaoDrinker will twist every bit and use it for insults. no we we wont. arsehole.


    Nice one stroll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brisie View Post
    Which boarder did you cross or did you fly BL?
    we flew vientiane to ho ville via phnom phen had i seen dills cambo post prior to booking i would of had a couple of nights there.

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    Believe it or not this is a hotel in Dalat called crazy house, you can stay there in quirky rooms but you will be awakened bychinese tourists at 8 in the morning peering through your window





    strange place

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    Top pics BL.
    Dilly,s trip to PP is nothing if you take away the under bar blowies cheap piss ciggies I'll probably be back there this Friday.

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    Around Dalat theres a couple of nice waterfalls , we only went to this one



    Can get a cold beer to






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    Quote Originally Posted by brisie View Post
    Top pics BL.
    Dilly,s trip to PP is nothing if you take away the under bar blowies cheap piss ciggies I'll probably be back there this Friday.
    Made shrewed punter look like an amatuer though.

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    An old church


    what was most remarkble about dalat was all the old french colonial buildings, even the newer buildings seemed to be built in the european style as opposed to the skinny little buildings you see all over vietnam

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    Dalat was chock full of good restaurants and in the limited time we had there i couldnt try em all. good street food to



    This was a nice little resto on the lake thats in the middle of town



    Heres some of that street food. no idea what its calld but it was never disapointing and never led to a marathon session on D SHITTER







    my breakfast



    The kiddies breakfast


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    Next we were off to nha trang to arrive on xmas day. i booked a car from dalat to nha trang cost about $80 bucks but saves pissing around in a bus driven by a nutter, was pleasantly surprised when the car turned out to be a fortuner, plenty of room in them. the driver kept the speed low while we were in the mountains and didnt even complain when the young bloke threw up 4 times, the last one we didnt get the window down in time, gave him a good tip.


    ..............Dont eat yellow snow

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    The road between dalat aand nha trang is good but very mountainous, it was foggy and raining most of the way until we got out of the boondok


    im half pissed now. i might go to bed and crank up the rest later
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    Top travel piccie thread, BLD.
    As once made TD famous......there is hope, yet.

    Cheers!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Top travel piccie thread, BLD.
    As once made TD famous......there is hope, yet.

    Cheers!!

    indeed, it would be nice if more made the effort, you've posted a few and lately we have Katie posting up some great reports about her travels.
    Shrewed punter and dill are in a slightly different category though, it's all entertaining.

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    ^cheers, bld, thnx 4 the pix and the greet. Another great thread. Your eldest son is almost the same height as his mom. They're growing up so fast! Re: my pics, I still have a lot of pics & unfinished threads. Tried to load some pix last wkend but my net at home is crap. Am on fone now, so maybe nxt time. My parents went to Dalat many moons agi. Looking 4ward 2 more pix. Sorry 4 txt talk.

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    Top thread BLD!
    Love a good picture thread.
    Must try and post a few more myself this year.

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    Cheers, will post up some more time permitting

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    It takes about 3 to 4 hours from dalat to Nha trang

    Arriving in Nha Trang






    Seemed to be a hell of a lot of Russian Tourists in nha trang. i think they can fly in direct to cam rahn airport



    Nha trangs sort of like pattaya except without the whores, beach was clean but the waves at that time of year were a bit strong for swimming


    Got the kids a bucket n spade and put em to work building a sand castle

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    I can keepa close eye on them from this bar





    If you get hungry while your at the beach just popover tthe road and they will cook you u a nice crocodile

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