Of all the major cities in the world, few have gone through as much change in the past 150 or so years as Ho Chi Minh City. No better example of this change can be found than Reunification Palace.
Cooking class recipe:
Ingredients – 1 Vietnamese sous chef, 2 novice cooks, 1 five star kitchen, shrimp, pork, spring onions, carrot, mushrooms, beef, noodles, pancake batter, rice paper.
After the cycling trip we thought we deserved a few nights of relaxation so we’ve flown a few hours south to the beach side city of Nha Trang.
They might have neck beards and wear skinny jeans but Gemma and I are quite partial to the coffe made by the hipsters at Swallow Coffee Traders in Rockdale. It’s been more than 3 weeks since our last visit.
There has to be a summary post so here goes: Continue reading “The cycling wrapup post”
After our tough climb before lunch we spent the afternoon relaxing at the resort. The Cat Ba resort has two pools and a beach front, perfect for lazing around after a morning of cycling. It reminded us a bit of Fiji, reading books and looking out at the bay.
2km of uphill in the middle of Cat Ba island. Do they make it? You’ll have to watch to find out.
A day off the bikes, Hurrah! Today we boarded our very own Junk boat to cruise Ha Long bay. I’m not joking about that either, a boat capable of easily carrying 30 or more people had just Gemma and I, our guide Hoang and the crew . Ridiculous. Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay”
One of the highlights of today was coming across this group of boys catching large mice (or are they rats) along the side of the road as we went passed.