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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

overeating and partly a general feeling of "blergh!". Given her illnesses when we travelled together in Laos, I suspect she may be allergic to me.

Anyway, much daytime sleeping ensued for both of us, followed by that staple of Vietnamese hotels: satellite TV offering crap films on Star Movies and HBO, Asian MTV and BBC World. As a result, I have developed an intimate knowledge of Thai pop, am more aware of world events than ever before, and am subconsciously learning the script to 'Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed'.


Day 147: 27th June
Making a song and dance about it
The flag of Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Now what's that thing again that tourists do? Oh yes. Sight-seeing! I had already visited the Citadel in Hue, but I felt Noesha should see it too. There was a three dollar entry fee for foreigners. Vietnamese paid far less, if at all. I can kind of understand this discrimination when it is applied to entry into national monuments in developing countries, but it is completely out of order for other things, such as the cost of the