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day 3

Hi there all

It is approx 11pm and we have just arrived back to our hotel. This evening we spent with the lovely Theresa, a relative of pauls. We visited her family at their home and she also took us to their shop where we met some more of her family. We then went out to dinner at a beautiful coconut-themed restaurant and we ate the most amazing vietamese food. Theresa suggested we try the braised snails but apparently it is a very popular dish and they were all out tonight, damn!
It is a shame we have to leave saigon tomorrow, we would have loved to spent more time with Theresa and her family.
Well it is off to the Meekong delta tomorrow at 8am then the night train north to continue the next leg of our journey. I am sad to leave saigon, it is such a huge city and i feel like we haven't even scratched the surface, but there is plenty more to see in the rest of the country.

bye for now
- Saigon


Claire J said…
Hey guys,
Sounds like everything is going smoothly. I thought it was unfair that the only comments were under Bec's entry! This is a gift to all of you!!! Have you got any interesting pics yet? It would be great to see some if you have the appropriate equipment and enough time. Take care and (this is to Paul and Claire) make sure Bec does not stress at all!!!

- Claire (the one still stuck in Melbourne)
Simon said…
Hi Claire, Maybe it was fate that they were out of snails. Have a good time at the Meekong Delta. Love from Dad (and Mum - she's back now but asleep) Hi to Grasshopper and Paul too.
Ville said…
Hey mum and dad.
the meekong delta was amazing i took some great pics.
i have sent you two emails so far, just checking if you have recieved them.

claire x

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