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I’ll Miss Saigon

This is my last full day in Saigon. Tomorrow, at the suggestion of Nomadic Matt, I’ll be heading to Mui Ne and Nha Trang on the way to Hue. I’m sure I’ll figure out more once I leave Saigon (if ONLY i had a guidebook!!)

There has been flooding in Central Vietnam during the last week. I don’t know if this is going to hamper things. None of the flooding has been in the places I have on the immediate schedule. I don’t plan on spending more than 3 days in any city between here and Hue. I should be following the coast for the most part. I loathe really long bus rides, so by stopping along the coast, I don’t have one giant ride to Hue.

I’ll probably also need a 2 week extension of my visa, as it expires on November 14.

If anyone has been to Central Vietnam had have suggestions for unique things I can buy for the contest, let me know. I’d like to get a Vietnamese conical hate (called a nón lá) but it would be bulky to ship.

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  1. Dot Com Dud says:

    Prince? The artist formerly known as?

    I'm talking about the Citadel, the Forbidden City –

  2. Dot Com Dud says:

    Hue is fantastic, I got one of the hats from there and when you hold it up to the light, you can see the pictures they have weaved into the hat, very cool. I didn't do much other shopping there though, so I'm not sure what else would be good for a prize.

    Are you going to visit the Purple City?

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