|Standing Next to our Tuk Tuk in Phnom Phen (Links to more pictures)|
|One of many entrance holes to hundreds of miles of underground tunnels that the |
Vietnamese hid in during the Vietnam War.
|The mass graves when they were discovered.|
|The remnants of the the mass graves.|
|The 11 story building full of the bones that were uncovered|
|Some of the cloths, bones, teeth, etc. that have come up mostly during the rainy season, but|
not yet incorporated into the memorial.
|Some cool kids that wanted to be friends in Cambodia.|
|Some more at a museum in Vietnam.|
|Horse attached to an unmovable carriage :(|
|The (beautiful????) waterfall.|
|A chained-up cat :(|
|Cute horse I named wrench|
|Natalie coming out of one of the holes at the Cu Chi tunnels|
|Elephant reaching over electric fence for sugar cane|
|Delicious meal at cool cafe in Phnom Phen where you eat on couches.|
Not a ton of advise because of time limits, but definitely see the killing fields in Phnom Phen, even though it is a bit out of town. It is underwhelming when you are there, but we have found ourselves thinking about it a lot in days since. Spare yourself and don't watch the video, which is so badly filmed and edited that it takes away from your experience. City is nice, but 2 full days should be good.
In Ho Chi Minh we had great success finding a hotel through a tout that met our bus. We has hot water, wifi, aircon, and really sweet hosts for $12/night. There are a ton of places around where you get dropped off, so dont worry about booking ahead. For the time of your life, seriously way more thrilling than sky diving for me, rent a scooter for a day and tool around town. Makes it much easier to see all the sites, and ends up being way cheaper than taxi or even pub transport....if you dare.
In Dalat, the bus station is far from the center, would be probably an hour walking, so plan on taking a taxi. Easy riders will meet you and offer free rides. They are nice, but they will also be sweetly/forcefully persistent if you take them up. There is a hotel we found with great rooms from 8-10 per night called Quynh Tran at 5 Bui Thj Xuan St. Their number is 063-383-6888 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org - very nice and central. We stayed at an Easy Rider recommended hotel the first night, but weren't too happy with it and looked around at many places, of which this was by far the best option.