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MVista's Vietnam Vespa Travel Blog

Day 1 & 2

Left Sydney Airport on JetStar (budget) flight to Vietnam with a 2 hour stopover in Darwin. Total trip was 11 hours on an A320 with non reclinable seats.

This was my worst ever flight and raises the notion that " You get what you pay for".

Arrived at 9.30pm local time at Ho Chi Minh city airport - temperature is 28 deg & humidity 2Million%- arrrgh! Spot a guy holding up a card with my name on it. Loads us into a new Toyota van with Air conditioning on Artic setting - things are looking up

Arrive at the beautiful Majestic Hotel this confirms the notion " You DO get what you pay for".

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From L-R Mrs MVista , MVista & MVista's Sis in law, Ho Chi Minh keeping any eye on things at City Hall.



Checking out the traffic - learning the road rules- Rule 1. There are no rules. Rule 2. See Rule 1.




Checked our Vespas - Selected our rides - Pic Day three will reveal selections - Choices

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Tomorrow things start in ernest with some real road riding. Weather forecast is is 35 deg & 2million% humidity yet again. Will farewell Ho Chi Ninh - next time we are here is catch a flight home. It's filthy, smelly, overcrowded but I know I am going to miss it.


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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 06:10 AM
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2million% humidity.... yay. Apart from that what a blast! keep us posted mate with plenty of pics... and don't drink the water!
ps. love rule no 1

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How about some more pics of Mrs. MVista and your sister in law. I saw loads of Vespas when I lived in Rome.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 11:17 PM
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Ahh nice holiday there, well done!

re: flight, you have to experience the bad to appreciate the good
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Very interesting, please more photos and story. I was two Years in Vietnam. One Year in Vung Tau and the other time in HCMC District 1. At the time in Vung Tau I had a Honda CBR250 and every ride was causing, at least once, to stop my heart. Traffic id really highly dangerous and You see smashed scooters and riders regularly on the side of the road. Good luck an keep us posted.
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Look forward to reading more on your travels and hopefully seeing plenty of pictures!!!
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This is cool! ever since i saw that Top Gear episode, ive wanted todo something like this. Look forward to the updates

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nice one fella me love the scoots

plenty of pics please

and most of all have fun

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Very cool Rob, I am sure you will have a blast. And don't forget to show us some pics.
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He must be having a ball of a time as we haven't heard from him since his first post.

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