Sunday, May 21, 2006


It's 8.56am now and I've just reached Hanoi an hour ago. Haven't gotten the chance to explore this part of Vietnam yet but it really does seem so much more quaint and charming than the other areas.

The countryside at Hue is simply lovely. Verdant green and wheat yellow, such a smooth blend of colours. Took some pictures, hoping it won't screw up when it's processed.

Right, so later on I'll be going to check out Uncle Ho's embalmed body at the Mausoleum. Apparently they did the same preservation thing as Mao and Lenin, only that Mao's body is rotting coz the Chinese stuffed him themselves while HCM and Lenin's body is still a necrophiliac's dream as the Russians did the job.

These commies are fuckin wacked.

Saw an accident happen just now. Two bikes colliding into each other. Fantastic. Now I got 4D to buy. Yay.

Chicks seem to get a lot uglier the more we travel Southwards.


Friday, May 19, 2006


I tried dog meat last night. Wasn't very nice. It has got a very pungent taste which was just awful. The dog meat stew was much better. Tasted a bit like beef but much tougher. Hmm.

The best part of the evening was when I took a video of Chris trying dog meat and puking everything out wahahaha. Here's an excerpt of what happened:

Me: Yah it's still cute what. I never seen such meat looking so cute on a plate before.

I hope snake meat will be a much better experience.

As usual, getting ripped off by everybody. We hired these two motorbike drivers cum tour guides for 30 USD for the 3 days, and after the first stop, (Elephant Springs), it turned out that we had to pay for their cigarettes, their petrol, and their meals. WTF. Gonna end that shit later on.

Btw, Elephant Springs is just gorgeous. Yeak Lohm Lake in Cambodia just doesn't hold a candle to what this baby has to offer. Such a lovely place.

Took a few pictures here and there, but unfortunately, missed out on a few excellent kodak moment opportunities. Bloody hell.

Btw, to Dom and Mervyn, I'll be returning friday, 2nd June, so on Saturday we go to this fantastic restaurant in JB makan. Steady laaaaaaaa. Make sure that bloody David updates his passport. Steady.

K I'll update when I'm in Hanoi. Seems like a fantastic place with Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island (where we finally get to ride!), and Sapa to look forward to.

I hate hate hate getting ripped off KNNBCCB.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Bia Saigon

3500 dong - 7000 dong for one litre of beer.

That's 35 cents and 70 cents per litre.

Ahhhhhhh. This is why I love HCMC.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Old Uncle Ho!


The girls here are beautiful, the people here so nice, the traffic so crazy! Bloody hell I can't stop the exclaimation marks!

Plus, we found that the stall next to our guesthouse cooks the best beef noodles EVER. Shite.

Went to the Cu Chi tunnels this morning and it's really quite disappointing. For those not in the know, the tunnels were used by the Vietcong to kick American arses during the war. But anyway, all we did was to look at holes in the ground, crawl through holes (enlarged of course, for the benefit of your average sized caucasian tourist), and eat tapioca with ground peanut and salt.

The tapioca tasted good though heh.

They were selling these lighters, pens, and other such jazz like these made from authentic bullets but it was such a pity that I couldn't get one. Cheap too. A big shell lighter costs about 3.80 SGD but fuck la Singapore cannot bring bullets through customs. SIBEI SIAN CAN.

Right, I'm off to Benh Tanh Market to do a bit of shopping (yeah, souveniors for you cheapskates) so maybe I'll post again in Hoi An. See how ah.

Ahhh can't wait to get my hands on some Uncle Ho shirts w00t.

Note - Cambodians might take offence at this:
Btw, both thai girls and viet girls are beautiful (I should know, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven at Khao San Street), but something happened to the girls in the middle. Cambodian girls are cute at most, maybe 1 cute one out of 10,000 normal (ahem) looking ones, but thai and viet girls just break the mould haha.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Right, we finally hit Ho Chi Minh City and the traffic is WACKOS.

Hahahaha. Happy sia.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Siem Reap, Cambodia

3rd checkpoint hit! We're in Siem Reap, Cambodia and running over schedule by about 3 days, due to missed buses and longass travel times.

2000+ kilometres later and we're still going strong. Hope this steam will last heh.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Thailand, Bangkok

2nd checkpoint hit!

Just finished a 24 hour ride from Seramban to Bangkok and it's fucking steam ah.

Met Jon just now after running around looking for a phone to call from. Some expat angmoh was kind enough to lend us his phone so yeah. Later on Jon fucked up by telling us to meet him at Night Supper Club when the name was Bed Supper Club.

Jon is fucked up.


Will post in Ho Chi Minh.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Malaysia Seramban

1st checkpoint hit!

Next stop, Kuala Lumpur, then to Bangkok!


Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Selling my laptop, cutting hair, finalizing plans for trip, all tomorrow.

Happening only woohoo!

In a month's time I'll be a soldier. Kanina si botak!