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Old 12-19-2011, 12:24 PM
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OK, so no jungle walks and don't drink the water, anything else????
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Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom
Central Market in Phnom Penh
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Vung Tau for some beach and night life action (be careful about exactly what sort of 'action' he's talking to).


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Very important. When crossing a street in Hanoi or HCMC, just step out into the street and walk straight across. Say plenty of prayers on the way across. All of those motor scooters will simply split apart and go around you. DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT get nervous and stop, gig, or try to avoid the oncoming scooters as this will disrupt the chi and is dangerous.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom
Central Market in Phnom Penh
If he doesn't see these it was a wasted trip. Wat & Thom are in Siem Riep.

Also
head up the river to Tonle Sap and Lake. 45 mins up, 30 mins at destination and 45 mins down river. Interesting.
Silk Farms are interesting but not mandatory in my mind.
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Wish I had known sooner. I would have asked the boss who spent a bunch of time most resently when the big boat had a major done there.
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Very important. When crossing a street in Hanoi or HCMC, just step out into the street and walk straight across. Say plenty of prayers on the way across. All of those motor scooters will simply split apart and go around you. DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT get nervous and stop, gig, or try to avoid the oncoming scooters as this will disrupt the chi and is dangerous.
I couldn't agree with you more. My wife is from Vietnam and we visited some of her family in Sai Gon and Can Tho a few years ago. In most places, I didn't have to drive, but there came a time when we had enough bikes, but not enough drivers.

Since I've owned and ridden a motorcycle for many years, I figured I'd be able to drive. At first my wife said she'd ride with her aunt. I figured, it'd be best if she rode with me in case we got separated, she could at least speak the language.

Anyway, that first trip was one of the scariest things I've done. You can't wait for an opening in traffic, as there won't be one. Instead, you have to keep moving until you notice that the bikes start to go around you, then you can merge.

I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive I've ridden through this roundabout. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7ZtObhZqRA
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WOW... What a great trip.... I have been to Thailand - but I am sure Vietnam is much cooler...

Tell him no russian roulette with the bad guys.... Let us know how it goes ....
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Tell him no russian roulette with the bad guys.... Let us know how it goes ....
Should you rent him Deer Hunter before he goes?
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
WOW... What a great trip.... I have been to Thailand - but I am sure Vietnam is much cooler...

Tell him no russian roulette with the bad guys.... Let us know how it goes ....

I found Thailand MUCH better than Viet Nam, but it was different circumstances.
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I have an Aussie mate that lives in Cambodia. Best thing he has done there is fire machine guns, throw grenades and fire off some RPG's. Not sure where he did it exactly but found this with Google http://realtravel.com/e-137356-phnom...ys_in_cambodia
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Its funny I watched the movie Platoon yesterday. I hope he's not going there to visit a girl he met on the internet.
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Halong Bay. Take a cruise up the Perfume River out of Hue. Go up Truong Dong (NW) branch. Spent thirteen months there but not to much enjoyable scenery at that time.Nha Trang, Ba Ho waterfalls. The water around (diving-swimming - clarity) is around 40 - 50 ft.Depending on when and where he goes over there he could get into the monsoon season. The south is over and the north is almost over, or will be in a month or so.Thailand is where i did my R/R. Thats a nice place.

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Temples of Angkor in Cambodia
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Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels outside Ho Chi Minh city
x2 for Ha Long Bay outside Hanoi

Cambodia

x2 for Siem Reap & Anghor Thom


Ride a tuk-tuk
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OK, so no jungle walks and don't drink the water, anything else????
Ya, no Boom- Boom Don't eat any fish.



This contraption on the right side of the canal was our "shitter". The shit hit the canal, and about a million catfish were there to grab lunch. Beat burning the stuff. Once a month the local's put on a "fish drive" and caught half the fish for their dinner. Yummy! Woops i guess the pic didn't down load.

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XV2PS, (Pierre), lives in Siagon.

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I know he is going to Hanoi don't know about Saigon? Thanks.
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"Hanoi Hilton" where the shot down US pilots, including John McCain, were imprisoned

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