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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    4 out of 5 ain't bad...
    Same result I had in Thai Hut in KL after a few evenings.

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    The benevolent and wise Ho Chi Minh gazes down with love on the people buying stamps in the post office.

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    Outside St Mary's Cathedral.

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    Huey on the roof of the South Vietnamese command headquarters.

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    They have Uber too but the green Grab helmets outnumber Uber.

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    Singer in the bar on the 50th floor of the Bitexco Skydeck (which is only half the height of Landmark 81 but Landmark 81 is not open yet as they are still nailing bits on the outside)


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    Study of this evening's beer.

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    They have a Walking Street.

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    There is heaps of dolly birds in shorty shorts cat calling and grabing the guys but but from what I have read sex tourism does not enjoy the respectability that it does in Thailand and is even frowned upon in some quarters so I am not quite sure what the go is with these girlies girls.

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    It is called Bui Vien and cars are allowed to drive along it even on Friday night. Fookin bedlam!

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    Tonight's in-room massage girl was very friendly but did not invite me to remove my boxers like lastnights girl or surreptitiously lock the door.



    The waiter/owner geezer of tonights restaurant from Engerland addressed me as 'young man'. 'young man' from a bald english geezer is better than 'hansum man' from an asian lass in shorty shorts!
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    Nice Loops, sigh no fukin ugly tatts - bonus.

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    No beef curtain Sunday dinner then Loops, don't blame you! Not velly appetising, great pics and thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    No beef curtain Sunday dinner then Loops
    No beef curtains but i had something called beef hotpot I think that was gorgeous and not like anything I have ever tasted before. I don't know what was in it in terms of flavourings.

    If this lulu-style-mut is still sitting on this bike tomorrow I might get the viet kitchen lady to wok the dog in the same sauce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Loops, there you have it, I too had a few good nights. You can bank roll whole rounds in a bar full of strangers and still have change for a pack durex from a tenner in case you get lucky.
    A couple of pics from the one we were in in HCMC a few years ago, NPT. Most of the Bia Hois I end up in in Vietnam tend to be outside, so I was surprised to find an inside boozer (it was round the corner from where my mate used to live).

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    The only picture I have of the inside is this (my mates are on the others) but, as you know, and the picture will suggest, it was a bit like Yates's or Wetherspoons at 12pm on a Tuesday.

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    This was just after the awful beer in a plastic jug was served and the mystery meat on the table remains a mystery to this day. Many new friends were made though and I wish we'd stayed instead of fucking off in search of the Burnley v United game.
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    UTD awayFucking priceless Hal
    Monkey nuts and hooch!

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    That's the way we role, mate. Deep down and dirty with the locals.

    Those monkey nuts still look better than your pasta in a bag.

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    Is that bar really names Daily Mia Noi, sounds fooking fantastic!

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    Awesome pic!!!

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    Nice thread Loops. Never tried HCMC after hating Hanoi, the traffic and it's people.

    Cheeky dog eating fuckers even have the nerve to rename the Vietnam War- the American War.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Nice thread Loops. Never tried HCMC after hating Hanoi, the traffic and it's people.

    Cheeky dog eating fuckers even have the nerve to rename the Vietnam War- the American War.
    Both quite different, Dil. It's not only the weather that gets warmer the further south you go...

    (although the traffic is still horrendous)

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    I love Vietnam. Spent a lot of time there over the last few years. Those pics make me miss it.

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    ^ photos of vast hordes of people? That's how I picture China

    Or do you mean the 3 slappers?

    I thought they were pretty cold the people. Had some guy try and place a bag of weed in my hand in a nightclub toilet which i let drop to the floor. His mate the copper would have been waiting outside.

    I'd imagine HCMC is much alike Hanoi in terms of scammers and to see the best of the Vietnamese you need to get out in the countryside I hear.

    I can imagine they look at all whiteys and remember the Yanks shelling and raping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    This was just after the awful beer in a plastic jug was served and the mystery meat on the table remains a mystery to this day. Many new friends were made though and I wish we'd stayed instead of fucking off in search of the Burnley v United game.
    And thats the point isn't it - if you follow tripadvisor you'll just end up in another tourist haunt, never really get to feel what the country is like. You don't take risks you are never going to find the gems or as TC says you gotta kiss a lot of pigs before you find your prince

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Awesome pic!!!
    Is that bloke center bottom copping a front bum feel?

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    Some colonial architecture. The Saigon Opera house.

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    Facade detailing.

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    The museum of Saigon is an old French Colonial mansion with shutters and marble hallways.

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    Sweeping staircase to the second floor.

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    German on the phone with the selfie stick still atttached.

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    One of those old Citroens I love which you see in war movies.

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    Ben Thanh central market. The shops outside have cheap prices with no haggling. The shops inside have high prices and you can haggle them down to the same price as the stickered price on the outside shops.

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    Sunset from the Bitexco tower

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    The Vietcong may have won the battle but the merkins won the war.

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    They actually block vehicles off on a Saturday night from Bui Vien.

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    Watch out you don't get your hair singed.

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    The family ride.

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    These ladies know how to handle a python fat enough to just get their dainty little hands round!

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    I finally found a python handler of my own in a massage parlour on Bui Vien and got the bags emptied.

    I shall be travelling a bit lighter tomorrow with a skip in my step.

    The lovely young lady had a tiny waist and spoke not a word English but invited me with gestures to unclip her bra strap and tickle her firm little hatpegs as she went about her business which was jolly sporting of her I thought!

    The old fella wouldn't go down for about 20 minutes again but the language barrier meant I could not allay the young lady's obvious concerns before smiling and leaving with my bag held in front of me.

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    Loops, great pics and thanks for sharing. Looks like you're enjoying it and it brings back memories - the crowding ...but i liked it more than Thailand in the crowds - felt hectic but more friendly. Again sorry Hick but love the lack of tattoos, Keep having a great time and flying the flag.

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    ^Thanks NPT.

    Rest assured that the flagpole will be rampant whenever the stars of fortune align and opportunity permits!

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    Thanks for the pics & stories, loopy dahlink. good to see that you're enjoying yourself. Are you going to do the Cu Chi tunnel tour? I recommend it - it's touristy but I liked it, interesting & educational. Just do a half day tour (you might get bored with the whole day tour) and try crawling in the caves!

    Btw, have I mentioned that I'm half Viet?

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    How curious that you should mention it darlink Katie as I am off this very day to Cu Chi to explore some tunnels.

    I heard it is hot and sweaty but I am up for anything!

    I have already bought my souvenir vietcong hat and Ho Chi Minh T-shirt and I shall report back toute suite if I do not get lost, trapped or blown up by the enemy!



    I wanna fire an M60 like at the end of Rambo 1 (the best rambo!)

    You did not mention being half vietnamese - what a delicious fusion recipe!

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    One thing I remember about Vietnam is that those fuckers make the thais look like amateurs in the scam/rippoff stakes.
    I remember arriving at the airport late and looking for a taxi into town. They all wanted $30 USD for a $10 dollar ride. I ended up hitching a ride on another hotels minibus.
    Another time I told the driver where to go and he asked If I had hotel. I reminded him I had just told him to take me to a certain hotel and he said he would take me to his friends hotel.
    I said I didn't want to go to his friends hotel I wanted to go to my usual (booked) hotel. So we left and I dozed in the back. It wasn't until I was half out of the car and the concierge was getting my bag out of the boot that I realized he had taken me to his friends hotel after all the little slimy kunt. When we eventually got to the hotel I had originally told him to take me to he wanted extra for the extra miles and time AND a fuckin tip. Needless to say he got a tip alright.
    Apart from that love the cheap steaks and bread rolls and some awesome really nice restaurants (if you know some locals.)
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    @loopy dahlink - yes, I am indeed half Viet. I mentioned it in my Saigon thread - pics are gone now due to the photobucket purge. I've been to Saigon 3x (because that's where my relatives are) but haven't been to the North - will do so soon.

    I miss the pho and banh mi sold from carts near my aunt's place. Loopy, pls be a dear and post pics of pho (beef noodle soup) and banh mi (baguette sammich).
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    It is called Bui Vien and cars are allowed to drive along it even on Friday night. Fookin bedlam!

    Pick pocket's paradise.


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