war is peach flavoured

nha trang, one of the largest US military bases during the american war, war is hell, but nha trang is has a lovely beach and nice shady palm trees where you sit and eat and drink all day with luxury 5* service.
“watch out for the pick pocket prostitutes… too late “.

Saigon officially called ho chi minh, but that’s much like renaming edinburgh ‘tony blair’, though he didn’t kill thousands of scots recently. So, saigon; stayed at uncle toms posh pad. no injuries for ben in this city, here we watch the 4 hour version of apocalypse now, among others, took a trip to the war museum, which had more gruesome photos than the internet. and just to round the weekend off we went crawling around in the cucci tunnels…

…after that lot you hate america just a little more, even though it was the french who messed things up in the first place. the great thing is the vietnamese don’t seem to care if you’re american or even if you’re french (amazing). they’ve been fighting for the last few thousand years to keep this big stretch of coast line and they haven’t lost it yet. how many countries can boast that !

when you’re not being ripped off or sitting on a bus with 40 australians vietnam is brilliant, the people are wonderfull and so is the food. at least i know where to move after shanghai !

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