Back in Saigon and time is running out!

My trip to the middle of Vietnam, China Beach and Cambodia was a blast. You know SE Asia is in a total boom, but let me tell you that it is largely due to tourism and that has totally worked in our favor. A private driver is given 10 bucks for a hotel and that still includes breakfast. Dot and I chose great lodging, but the prices are still lower than my favorite hotel in Austin during football season. The best thing is they are pushing service to be competitive. This may include services like shoe cleaning, complimentary mini bar and always a international breakfast buffet. Our room in DaNang at China Beach offered two complimentary spa services daily. What is not to like?

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If you ever get a chance to go to Cambodia, in a word, GO!

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Last night with with teachers on top of the world. We had dinner later at a delicious restaurant dedicated to training street kids.    www.friends-international.org

It is hard to say , “No” to offers to be a long term sub in these schools only because the jobs are so great. No worries, I’ll still be home Easter Sunday and I will be at the Lady 9ers 70’s party and back at yoga. Life without dirt cheap spa services will be an adjustment, but I’ve done it before. I can do it again!

PS Dot talked me into visiting  to Tuol Sleng prison, or S-21 in Phnom Penh where thousands were tortured and killed. I didn’t want to go because I worked with a survivor (motivational speaker) in Singapore and find it horrifying. It was awful. Don’t do that. We met a survivor who wrote a book about his experience. Dot bought the book, had it signed and we both took a photo with him. It was still a huge bummer. Don’t do that.

Yesterday, we were in ruins AKA Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and ,of course, Angelina’s temple Ta Prohm.

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The tree on the right was made famous from the movie, Raiders Of The Lost Ark. They now call this Angelina’s temple. They adore her and Princess Diana for the attention they bring to the ongoing problem of lanminds plus she adopted an orphan.

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This is a peek of Tonlé Sap Lake the largest freshwater lake in SE Asia. It is by the temples in Siem Reap.

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This is Tidot my Vespa driver. This is the best way to cover tons of in and out sights plus she was adorable.

This trip is going TOO FAST!

We’re going to see what they are doing in Cabodia and , of course, delighting in what they eat. My days are few when we return of o Saigon and we still have so much to do. I highly recommend lodging with spa treatments included. The Thai “stretching” yoga inspired massage was a hoot. The exact opposite of restorative yoga, Corine!

We cancelled our Vespa tour to be lazy at the beach, but plan to try one in Siemreap. We will also be visiting friends in Cambodia that are teachers at the International Schools and you know how much I always love that!

Here we go!

27 Mar 2015: Danang – Siemreap
Taxi yourselves to the airport for your flight to Siemreap (DAD – REP// 17h15PM – 19h20PM).
Pick – up at the airport & drive to your hotel. Overnight in Siemreap.

28 Mar 2015: Vespa tour (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Day trip to visit Siemreap by vespa from 08h00AM to 16h30PM:
Overnight in Siemreap

29 Mar 2015: Siemreap – Phnompenh (B)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to Siemreap airport for your flight to PHnompenh (REP – PNH// 11h55AM – 12h40PM).
Pick – up at Phnompenh airport & drive to your hotel.
Afternoon, free time for your own visits.
Overnight in Phnompenh

30 Mar 2015: Phnompenh – Saigon
Breakfast at your hotel.
Morning, free time at leisure.
Afternoon, transfer to Phnompenh airport for your flight back to Saigon (PNH – SGN// 16h50PM – 17h35PM)

Da Nang Beach

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The photos above are our private patio off our room👀

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China Beach is beautiful.

Yoga inside. Yoga outside.

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What is not to like? After a lazy day, we’re off for to ancient Hoi An for a night on the town.