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Belinda’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 05 Feb 2005

Location: Hue, Vietnam

MapWe successfully departed Hoi An after much debating, shopping, and negotiating. It's all good though, and I was lured into purchasing 2 pairs of trousers, 1 top, 1 skirt, 1 nightie & 2 pairs of shoes. All for the grand sum of $US70. Cheap Cheap! Mum found a little more to buy than my meagre pile, and I believe a new bag will be needed before she leaves the country...
We have less than one week left together before Peg flies back to Australia. I plan to see a little more of the country & get the most of my Vietnam 33 day tourist visa .
There are flowers & gifts everywhere for "Tet Festival" which begins on February 9th. This is the beginning of the New Year here in Vietnam. Everyone gets new clothes, haircuts, flowers, furniture etc. Businesses close down for at least 3 days whilst families reunite to reminisce the past year, eat, drink & be merry whilst getting ready for the new year.
I am in an internet cafe controlled by a ferocious man who refuses to let me use my USB cable to put my photos onto the PC. I promise to have my Hoi An photos up in a day or two...