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Hoi An

The Tailor Place

semi-overcast 15 °C

Hello again! Next, we went to the tailor place, where mom spent aaaall her money. Me too. Mac and Dad even got a couple of pants made. It was mostly a rainy place, so we didn't do anything too exciting. We did do a food-budget-thing though, where we each got 5$ to spend for your food for the whole day. No problem:
Breakfast: Included with most hotels, including ours. Total 0$
Lunch: Cheep cafe called cafe 43, springrolls&rice, or fried rice Total 2$
Supper: street vendor Pho Noodle soup, street vendor doughnut Total 1,50$
Grand 3,50$ Pretty good!

Plus, there were SOOOOOOOO MANY PUPPIES THERE!!!

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o.m.g. SOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Moms little kitten.

Better put this one on, because right after Dad took the picture the guy made Dad give him 2$. Nice.

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MMMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMMMMM street doughnuts.

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The Tailors.

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PHO

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And on New Years, we went around and gave these balloons to little kids who were stuck as street vendors. They were so excited when they got them! And whether they dropped them in the river, popped them or sold them... it was so special to see their faces light up.

These are the pretty lanterns.

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^.^ Meg

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Dalat Vietnam

mountain village

sunny 17 °C

Hello again! We spent Christmas (yes, that's how far behind I am on blogging!) in Dalat, a city way up in the mountains. It was really special. Mac also reeeeally liked it because there were spruce trees! The fresh mountain air was a nice change from the cities. We also made a few friends whom we coincidently met up with later in Hoi An! Really fun place, with lot's to do. But sadly, we missed their big flower festival by 2 days, that only happens once every two years! Gooooooood planning.

Making the Christmas dinner for everyone in the hotel...

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This was Gerry. She's 3 and is fluent in Vietnamese and English. She knows all her colors and numbers... she's so smart!! And seriously adorable!! She watched the cake the whole time saying "don't touch... don't touch.." For those of you who know my experience with Dan Halen's trailor... she did alot better than me :D.

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Christmas shopping... I was so happy to decorate a tree!!!

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The amazing scooter helmets...

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We did this awesome gravity rollar coaster, that you did the breaks... kind of like luge only more controlled I guess... really fun to a beautiful waterfall.

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We also went to a gorgeous temple, where the monks really knew their gardening...

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MmmmmMMMM... spam
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We went to a weasle coffee place, where they take weasles, make them "chose the right coffee beans" then when they poop em out, people make coffee out of them. Disgusting and expensive.

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We went to a silk farm as well, where we got some awesome silk scarves for 6$$!! And you know their real when they come from a silk farm...

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Another big thing about Dalat, was the Crazy House. It was like a big jungle gym thing. Every kids dream to live in one. Awesome.

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These are the plans for it. I couldn't get many good pictures, because everything was so BIG!

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The amazing "palace." Kind of reminded me of a dumpy hotel. Definetly not as grand as France!

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Here's a few of the interesting sculptures that adorned the grounds...

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Awesomest scooter ever!! Real flowers and everything!!!

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When we were in the palace thing, these Chinese kids came up to us and wanted to take their picture with us!!! It was so funny. We said ok, and then about 10 (maybe exageration...) other kids whipped out their cameras too. PAPARAZZI!! That happened at a sushi joint too. Funny stuff.

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Beautiful waterfall, with a not so great trail to it.

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And lastly, our amazing waterfall rapelling. It was absolutely the scariest thing that's ever happened. We had to go first down these "natural water slides". Head first backwards. Next, the one in the picture. Last, the washing machine. You went down, then were pummeled by a waterfall. Then you had to just trust the guy and jump into the little canyon that was pretty colostraphobic (uh... spelling) then, I seriously thought I was going to drown, because the waterfall was pushing me under, and I didn't know when I resurfaced... but of course, eventually, the current pushed us out, and we survived. He said it would be fine for beginers. Don't believe the people who want your money :D.

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^ that's Mac.

Thanks for reading!!
xxMeg

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Mui Ne

sunny 27 °C

Hello again! We spent about a week in Mui Ne, which was a big beach town. It was really fun, with soooo many kitesurfers to watch everyday.

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Cool.

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Mac goes windsurfing. Well, that's what he calls it. We call it standing on a board waiting for wind but there is none so mostly just standing on a board.

We also went on a tour to the fairy stream (no idea why it's called that), the white sand dunes, and red sand dunes.
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The white sand dunes were pretty windy...

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We met some awesome girls at the red sand dunes, who were so funny, and even though they were the same age as me, they were probably 4''6. Maybe taller, but anyways, everyone is so small here! Haha everyone always thinks I'm 17 or something because I'm so tall.

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Awesome kid. :D

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They'll move! Our driver says as he practically runs over 20 baby cows.

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Ol' sturdy boat.

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It's always nice to know what you've been swimming with for the last week...

Bye! M

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SAIGON ho chi minh city

crazy town

sunny 30 °C

We spent a few days in Ho Chi Minh, where we did a tour of the Mekong Delta (the desaster one :D) and we also went to the Cuchi tunnels.

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First off, we.are.billionaires. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

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El crazy power polls. I'm kinda sure that wouldn't be legal in Canada.

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THe big tour. We went on a little river tour thingy, and tried coconut candy, honey tea, saw crocodiles (not wild), and it was a really cool day.
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The honey tea, they mixed honey, pollen, sugar, lime, and maybe a few other things that I forget now... it was yummy!

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DSCF1673.jpg At the tunnels, we all tried the AK47s, and Mac got to try the M16. Looks like they've never cleaned out the bullets...

They had some nice torcher unites... they really liked the spikes.

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It was all very anti American. We call it the Vietnamese war, they call it the American war.

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Trying out the tunnels... We got to go in a 30m one, (Mac chickened out after about 7m, the first exit. hehe) and a 60m one. They were very dark and creepy.

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There were alot of people working to make eggshell-art. This guy was super nice and friendly.

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TINY BABY SHOES!! hehe they were so tiny so I took their picture. They make alot of shoes out of rubber tires. Same as these ones.

Thanks for reading!!

NAGEM

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Phu Quoc

sunny 35 °C

Hello! So we spent about a week on the island Phu Quoc, and here's our pics from there!

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There were the CUTEST people ever at our hotel.

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The boats...

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Mac goes windsurfing.

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Gorgeous sunsets every night.

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We went to the pearl farm, and we got to see the lady take a pearl out of the oyster.

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Sea urchins

So that was Phu Quoc!
BYEBYE
Megan

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