I knew it was too close to the bone to be sniggering at Stu being ripped off (repeatedly) cos I got ripped off this morning on the taxi coming from Danang to Hoi An. To be fair, I’d just done an overnight train from Nha Trang to Danang and it was 4:45 in the morning and even my new superdooper earplugs didn’t block out Stu’s snoring and the noises of people hawking up shit in the corridor outside our compartment. I was not in the mood to be haggling. GAH!

So we’ve booked a flight from Hoi An to Hanoi because we’re running out of time rather desperately and neither of us can face 18 hours on a train – which doesn’t cost much different. Less than $15 difference so we’re getting a flight. I really can’t face another 18 hours on a train.

Street scene from Saigon

Me and Stu – are hot!

Some ‘pho’ – the most delicious and low cal thing here. YUMMY.

The first over night train with the comfy bed & clean sheets. The second over night train from Nha Trang to Danang was not even remotely as nice!

and finally, the Big Buddha in Nha Trang. There is a small entrance in his arse where you go in to visit a small prayer room