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September 22nd 2007
Published: September 25th 2007
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HCMC to Chau Doc

6 hours there and 7 back. Bad traffic all the way!

It's been one whole year since Sofie and I had our marriage ceremony in Hoi An and we decided to get out of Dodge and head into the wild Mekong Delta, as far as the bustling Cambodian town of Chau Doc. Chau Doc was a real breath of fresh air in more ways than one. For one, the people are friendly, happy. They're border people like just like me (Warren). It's a long way from here to Monaghan but something in the ordinariness of the place hit home. It's not a tourist town except for the pilgrims who flock to nearby Sam Mountain (we didn't bother!) We stuck to relaxing and ambling and reading and eating to religious extremes that would be considered fundamentalist in other circumstances.

So we splashed out on some four or five star luxury - it being our first (paper?) anniversary. We were well looked after by Victoria Resort in Chau Doc, Had we sent my mum a postcard it would have read: "Food great, weather great, massage enervating, pool great to languish by. Wish you were here." The only downside was far too many hours in the hire bus on extremely boring Vietnamese National Highway 1A. How will we beat this short break from the Saigon chaos? Only time will tell.

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25th September 2007

Congratulations and celebrations la la la la la la la la la la la al al
Once again, lotsa fab pics. Loving the one of you (Sof) by the window, really beautiful :)
25th September 2007

stop making me jealous, or i'll...or i'll.. who am i kiddin, jealous!!!
1st October 2007

Hi Warren and Sophie, I just wanted to let you know that there is someone out there, someone who has never advanced that far east but has always felt the need to travel and …(blablabla), who enjoys reading the news in your travel blog. And thanks to your last entry I now know why: Bensheim is only some 5 km away from its neighbouring land/county Baden-Württemberg, in which I have spent about half of my life! (I am not able to put the real meaning behind all this to paper, though, but I’m sure you know, border-brother!). And here’s an entry from our travel blog: This summer we spent for the second time over the last three years at the foot of King Ludwig’s mad castle and next week we will be staying on a farm in the Black forest for a week… That’s where you end up with those little ones. It’s great, though. Well, enough from good old Germany, hope to see you some time some place again, teacher-brother, and teacher-sister, Love Hilli

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