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  • Sweet Saigon

    The Backpackers’ District Sleepy Saigon woke up at 5:00 a.m., giving us the cue to start looking for a place to stay.  A rather expensive airport taxi—we paid 10USD each, but hey, we’re millionaires remember?—dropped us at the backpackers’ district (District 1) at Pham Ngu Lao Street. So much for online bookings, hotel hunting was […]

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  • Finally We Fly

    Chapter 1: Surviving Immigration The species that I fear most on Earth are clad in black nautical-type uniforms. They are called Immigranses officialis. A vicious breed of blood-sucking, flesh-eating, bone-munching predators that thrive on their prey’s fears and naivety. The more you fear them, the stronger they become. This, of course, was not my first encounter with them. […]

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  • Bloody Booking!

    It’s only two days to the much-anticipated trip, and my excitement is already waning—thanks to this bloody online hotel booker, who’s giving us a panic attack, and we’ve not even set foot in the promised land yet.  A few minutes ago Pinky (a.k.a. Ruby) received an e-mail from hostelbookers.com, saying our booking for Me Them […]