Thursday, October 23, 2008

Onto Cambodia

Haven't had much time to blog...will need to catch up once I get home. Have many, many notes. But quickly before we leave for airport for flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia (and Anghkor Wat). Spent last week in Mekong Delta and Saigon. Had fabulous time on waterways in the Mekong delta and was very impressed with Can Tho the largest city of the Mekong region. Stayed at the Victoria Can Tho on the lower Mekong River and it was devine! Very romantic (and had great air conditioning). Spent 4 nights in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) have had time to explore on our own as well as group touring of the War Museum, Reuninfication Palace, Art Museum, and Art Galleries. Have had some great food. Jerry and I return here on our own after the Cambodia extension. Will have dinner with an old college friend who is living here now teaching at an International School.

We continued to be impressed with the economic success of open market policies in Vietnam. Vietnamese are tenacious, hard working, and extremely polite and pleasant (except for the occasional less than honest taxi driver).

And although we are 12 time zones away...we watch the world series with a shizophrenic delight...I'm rooting for Philly and Jerry is rooting for Tampa Bay Rays. Thanks to ESPN we can catch at least a few innings in the morning before sightseeing (and thanks to my blackberry we can continue "watching" the game via internet). Go Phils...ooops Rays....oh whatever!

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