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July 1st 2009
Published: July 1st 2009
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We travelled on down through Vietnam and were gutted to leave. We went to Kuala Lumpur for a few days on the way to China.


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A town called Hoi AnA town called Hoi An
A town called Hoi An

this is the place to get a tailored suit made. this is gar with his tailor. His suit is silk lined, double stitched, cashmere etc. for about 40 quid. not bad.
Hoi An cooking classes.Hoi An cooking classes.
Hoi An cooking classes.

we learned to make lots of different Vietnamese dishes and then got to eat them. This is us preparing spring rolls.
Voila!Voila!
Voila!

perfect spring rolls!
Making shrimp salad.Making shrimp salad.
Making shrimp salad.

with chopsticks!!!!!!!!!!
Gareth with his new family.Gareth with his new family.
Gareth with his new family.

In the train station a family decided to adopt gareth and marry him off with one of the daughters....but I soon put a stop to that and grabbed him back. They were all amazed by his height and pale skin.
Welcome to Saigon!Welcome to Saigon!
Welcome to Saigon!

good luck crossing the street.........
Saigon beer.Saigon beer.
Saigon beer.

for 18 pence. brill.
Independence palace in Saigon.Independence palace in Saigon.
Independence palace in Saigon.

During the Vietnam war this was the head quarters of the American backed South Vietnamese government. To end the war, the north Vietnamese stormed this palace to finally take Saigon.
The tanks that stormed the palace gates.The tanks that stormed the palace gates.
The tanks that stormed the palace gates.

They have left the palace as it was as a memorial to that day.
The Cu Chi tunnels.The Cu Chi tunnels.
The Cu Chi tunnels.

We went to find the Cu Chi tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. We did not expect them to be so ridiculously small.
Off to Kuala Lumpur next.Off to Kuala Lumpur next.
Off to Kuala Lumpur next.

Saw the Petronas Twin Towers. One of the tallest buildings in the world.
All lit up at night.All lit up at night.
All lit up at night.

There was a cartier and a tiffany shop in the towers. I liked these towers. Gar, not so much.
So to keep him happy we went to the aquarium.So to keep him happy we went to the aquarium.
So to keep him happy we went to the aquarium.

And saw lots of sharks. a bit to close up for my liking.
A sea horse.A sea horse.
A sea horse.

much nicer.
A sign walking down the street.A sign walking down the street.
A sign walking down the street.

Monkeys? not likely to just see them about a city surely?
Sitting on top of a bus shelter.Sitting on top of a bus shelter.
Sitting on top of a bus shelter.

Its a real life monkey!!!!!!!! in the wild!!!!!!!!
Look how talented the birds are over here!Look how talented the birds are over here!
Look how talented the birds are over here!

they can ride bikes. This was at a bird sanctuary, not the wild. It was wrong in every way.


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