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- January 2, 2006
Hi we just came back form Gautemala Monterrico is sweet, we stayed at Pez de Oro very nice place Johhnys is nice too but be sure to bring the bare needs especially cash cause there are no banks. Call the hotels in advance to make sire they have room for you.
As for Vietnam and Cambodia Robin and I were there in June I have been to Cambodia before but was alone the first trip.
If time is of the essence then I recommend going into to Bangkok take two days of recovery from the jet lag at Khosarn Rd. there are a ton of hotels to stay at I recommend the Sawadee Inn (don?t get a suit or dress made go to Hoi Ann) you wont need a reservation its cheap and the season is slowing down now. Bring little or nothing with you cause the shopping is great! and your clothes will probably be too warm for the climates.
at Khosarn rod you can find a cheap air fare to cambodia and to vietnam. I paid 115 for a flight to siem reap and at siem reap I paid 140 for a flight to danang. these flights take 1-3 hrs and are luxiorious compared to train boat or bus travel.
which takes 9-24 hrs. once in viet nam you can find a flight at the airport vietnam airways danang to nha trang 30$ well worth it!
we stayed in Hoi Ann a must see spot very romantic and get some clothes made for your self there they are cheap take a cooking class I strongly recommend the lonely planets world food book. worth its weight in gold!
we went to Nha Trang and this town is the next Miami Beach hurry before it gets too americanized, the locals all visit the beach from sunrise to 8:30 am it?s a must see absolutely ridiculous they have badmitton fights and play chess go swimming its packed. then catch some diving with Rainbow divers. The diving in Vietnam is wonderful!
In saigon the shopping is fantastic we stayed at the Rex Hotel very nice spacious rooms $100 a night and the food is fantastic! (comes with a breakfast to die for)
hit the tricky cafe for some strange dishes I ate a cobra there!
In cambodia I have stayed at both Smileys guest houses $12-22 a nite great place to stay check out the ruins at angor wat try the bamboo things the locals sell on the street its sweet rice with beans very delicious you peel the bamboo like a banana and eat the rice inside.
If you need any more info let me know we will be glad to help!
Robert Robin and Shane
-- (January 2, 2006)