Tuesday, August 09, 2016

SOUTH VIETNAM

The next couple of days, we continued eastward on our motorcycle through the flatlands of Cambodia, crossing the Mekong River once again as we headed to the border of South Vietnam. We spent our last Cambodia night at the border town of Bavet. The hotel there agreed to let us leave the motorcycle in their secure parking for our sojourn into Vietnam as we found no way past the restrictions of taking it into their country.

In the morning with very little border traffic, we found it was a breeze to get processed and through the officialdom for entry into Vietnam. We then caught a bus for the 2-hour ride to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh (formerly called Saigon) and into its labyrinth of streets chockfull with frenetic traffic.

We easily found a clean and cheap hotel in a popular area for budget travellers. Like North Vietnam, we saw many of the same skinny buildings sandwiched between others.


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