Friday, 13 July 2012

Vietnam - Part 1

View over Saigon, 1994

This post is based on panoramic images taken during our first visit to Vietnam in 1994.

Paul has had a fascination with Indochinese history for many years and was itching to visit Vietnam. We planned to travel in the south half of the country on this trip for 6 weeks. The first half was spent in Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by the locals) and the Mekong Delta area and in the remaining weeks, we travelled from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue via Dal Lat. We made all the arrangements ourselves via FAX (yes, you could do all of this yourself without the internet, email and travel agents!!). We hired our own mini-van, guide & driver for a ridiculously low cost and headed into the Delta. This way we could stop wherever & whenever we liked without inconveniencing others. We visited Mytho, Cantho, Rach Gia, Ha Tien, Chau Doc, & Vinh Long before arriving back in Ho Chi Minh City several weeks later.