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Vietnam travels 3 weeks so far in Vietnam

Greetings all,  I would like to share my 3 weeks experience so far in Vietnam. The last time I’ve been in Vietnam was in 2006. Since then 5 years later today, many things has changes and many things still remain the same. The changes that I see are:  1-The super highway or so call freeway of Vietnam like the one in Ho Chi Minh city (cao toc) it was incredibly just like the US higway freeway with multi leve bridges, exit and sign in English, smooth ride, no traffic, beautiful scenic view on both sides, 100km per hour or more. 2-Power appear to be more stable now, it doesn’t seems to get shut off once in a while anymore, the electricity here is 220Volts but most device will either use 110 or 220, it will take both, the wall plug is universal, you can hook up US plug into new Vietnam round plug, it will fit and work perfectly. 3-Motorcycle riders all required helmet which I think is a plus, but strange that kids don’t need helmet. 4-Government water are now available in many part of Vietnam, water consider to be safe, it went through multi-level filtration process like USA, however sometime water became weak for some reason, I can only guess due to many people are using it at the same time, don’t drink this water, it’s good probably for bathing, washing dishes, gardening, shower, laundry ect … buy bottled water for drinking or drink rain water collected safely in a clean dedicated tank. 5-TV cable over here are cheap and has tons of channels, including HBO, ESPN, Discovery, NATGEO, and a bunch more for less than $5 (USD) a month. 6-ADSL internet pretty good, not as fast as USA, but fast if you surf sites in Vietnam like yahoo.com.vn or google.com.vn ….

Things that remained the same in Vietnam are: 1-There are still corruption, if you want things to done quick, give them extra money, this include the local Police they’re the worst, when something happen like fighting among trouble maker most police afraid to get involve, they wait until fighting is over then making their move. 2-Some cities collected toll for new road development for many years but new road still hasn’t started or completed yet, causing a ton of traffics bottle neck. 3-Emission or smog control appears to be not in control at all, the dust from the cities like Ho Chi Minh city are black dust not the mud dust, the black dust appears to be from engine emission, very dirty, when I blow my nose I can see black dust particles verus the mud dust particles, wear mask when you can although I heard it’s very uncomfortable can’t barely breath, however when you’re outside the city, it’s better, lots of fresh air and beautiful too. 4-Transportation are widely available from Xe Om to taxi and buses, some tour car van as well very cheap due to many competition, but be careful if they know you’re a foreigner they might play game with you milk as many dollars as they can with the ride, some pretend taxi car ride even have some kind of weapons under their seats to rob you as well, so be extra careful when you’re out and about. 5-Sidewalk selling or so call “ban hang rong” becareful, items they’re selling probably cost very little and they tried to sell you at a price many times higher, for example an old man tried to sell me a book, he said there’s a price on the book 90,000VND I said no thanks, then he lower to 80, 70, 60, then 50, I still said no, then he lowered down to 20,000, I didn’t buy it because the Security Guard of the Hotel came out and kick that guy out of the premises, I feel sorry for that old man, … man security guard over are tough, they yelled and use physical force, not like some US security guard are pretty skinny with a walkie talkie walking around for show.

Overall I think my trip has been a good one, I traveled from Tan Son Nhat to Tan Binh, to Go Cong, to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Vung Tau, Ba Ria, Bao Loc, Cuu Chi, and all over Saigon Ho Chi Minh City, quite an experience, very hot humid weather, sometime on taxi, on Xe Om, bus, and Van, I even crossed the Mekong river on a big ferry boat. So far so good, the food are great if you have relatives going with you which they know where to eat and what to order. Drink bottled water, smell your food first before intake, stay away from raw uncook vegetables when you can or at least know it’s clean before eating it. I have visited many relatives so far, and they’re doing well, not too many family have many childrens anymore, 1 or 2 the most. More homes are being builted, lands are getting smaller. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer.

What’s going with certain people just want to hurt other?

12 died in UK shooting by a taxi driver. After watching cnn news on this particular incident, it brought out a big question, what’s going on with people all of a sudden turn violent and go on to shoot people randomly? I don’t know, but my personal opinion is, there is a devil inside all of us, need a key to unlock it, so I think that’s what happen in UK earlier today, the taxi guy just went out and start shooting people randomly, even though there is no bad history according to his friend, but I think there got to be something that trigger him to do that, could be a small incident that create a chain reaction of other incident combined. Will see in the next few days.

I other news, former vice president Al Gore will separate (divorce) his wife Tipple, I wonder what’s going on there. Day 44, oil leak still no fix, more oil are leaking and BP spent close to billion dollar to clean up and fix already, hope they have insurance and good lawyer. That’s it for today, head out do some gardening, visit site http://gardening.knowingthis.com/

Back to work Tuesday everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful long week end, lots of good stuff on sale if anyone still have the luxury of buying new things in this economy. Some of us might be working instead of enjoying the long week end, or maybe do some gardening and stuff. Opportunity still out there and our leader doing their best to improve the economy to improve lives, have faith, and help each other to succeed. Today in the news, Israel raid Gaza, Oil still leaking after 43 days, Chinese high tech factory had large # of suicides workers, those are top news, well enjoy your day, and you’re planning to do some gardening how to head over to http://gardening.knowingthis.com/

Happy Memorial Day 2010!

Happy Monday and also Memorial day, nothing really happy about memorial day actually, too many people died during any war, in the past and today …  most of us are taking today off also, national Holiday. It’s always nice to have additional day off.  It’s summer time and also best time for doing some gardening, grow healthy organic fruits and vegetables, want to to know how? easy video steps by steps demonstration example by others , visit this site, http://gardening.knowingthis.com/

Happy Friday June 27th 2009

Well we all made it, Friday at last. Many Michael Jackson fan out there are pretty sadden by the fact that he’s dead now, it was due to a serious heart attack, this impact world wide music culture, Michael Jackson had amazing music video special effects. Some of his music video are here on this site http://english.musicflu.com

It’s also officially summer 2009 last week, so go out door plant a garden and enjoy the weather, get some vitamin D from the sun, just don’t stay out for too long risk of getting sunburn and possibly skin problems like cancer. Find more information or tips on these two medical sites: http://www.tranclinic.com and http://www.diseaseandcures.com Talking about health, Swine Flu in US alone June 2009 almost got up to 30,000 cases with over 127 deaths, worldwide could reach millions.

Economy appear to be at a stand still, at least it’s not going down, but remain still, and hope that it will go up. Housing market pick up a little bit with APR gone up also, you can still get good deal in buying new house or refinance check out this site http://www.doyourealestates.com

Happy Friday everyone many new movies released this week end June 12th 2009

New movies released this week end Juen 12th, 2009

June 11, 2009 Tetro American Zoetrope
June 12, 2009 Imagine That Paramount Pictures
June 12, 2009 Hangover, The Warner Bros. Pictures
June 12, 2009 Moon Sony Pictures Classics
June 12, 2009 Taking of Pelham 123, The Columbia Pictures
June 12, 2009 Food, Inc. Magnolia Pictures
June 12, 2009 NowhereLand

I recomment Hangover movie, it’s comedy action.

At last we all made it, another week, another pay check for some of us. If you’re still looking for jobs and just want to explore other jobs, check ou this site. Watch out for Swine Flu where ever you, swine flue spread among people, check out this site for more information. If you haven’t heard iPhone now are $99 brand new, get one today from this site, you can also get it for free if you meet the requirements.

In the news, N. Korea still testing more nuclear including rocket launch, UN sanction approves for N. Norea. Swine flu alert highest level. In Hanoi one vietnamese came back from California USA to home Hanoi infected with Swine Flu. Listen to daily news in Vietnamese here.

Do more gardening this week end, tips from this site. Cook some delicious Vietnamese recipes in Vietnamese check out this site. Or take a vacation visit this site has travel videos shared from others. Or kick back and relax listening to Vietnamese music all day all night from vnunited.

June 2nd 2009 what’s going on today?

Well, there are quite a few things going on lately, latest. That reality TV show, Jon and Kate plus 8 from TLC look like it’s going down hill, lots of anger, Jon and Kate doesn’t appear to be happy, their marriage is falling apart, they don’t know what to do. Air France gone missing Monday from Brazil to Paris crashed into ocean, wreckage found “No survivors have been found” sad indeed, god bless all. GM filed chapter officially closing many operations plant about 20,000 job loss or so, this impact GM dealership forcing it to close as well – this is good news GM car price, find a local GM dealership check to see if they’re closing as well, then go shop there, guranteed you will get the best deal, much lower than what dealership is paying for, since the dealership are closing, they will try to get rid of all the cars, check out all GM cars video reviews.

Don’t forget about our daily Vietnamese Horoscope (tu vi hang ngay). And our largest Vietnamese audio books download and listen. It’s officially, well suppose to be summer time by now, do some gardening video how to from this site. If you ever got in trouble with the law or want to learn more about the laws, there are tons of questions and answers on this site from filing bankruptcy to immigrations law, all free on this site.

Happy Friday long week end Memorial USA holiday 2009

Well you made, I made it. It’s Friday, starting long week end, memorial week end. Kick back and relax. Go see a movie, I recommend Terminator salvation playing tonight in theater through out the week end, check out more movies in theater this week end.

If you wan to stay home and relax, grow a garden, get exercise, get fresh air, be healthy and months later you will have healthy organic food, visit our gardening website. It contain videos and hundreds of fruits and vegetables you can grow now til winter.

Don’t like outdoor? well you can relax listening to truyen audio, listen to music, download karaoke, watch Vietnamese music video, or prepare some good vietnamese meals recipes.

Ready for a vacation? whether you have plan already or no plan yet, visit one of the biggest travel sites on the internet, you will great discount from cheap flight ticket to vacation tour package. From Africa to Vietnam or any popular and safe place for travel in US. Visit worldtravel database website.

Free gardening best tips advices videos

It’s spring 2009, moving toward summer soon, have you plant a garden yet? if not, you should, it’s easy, healthy both for you and your family. Organic gardening, get some exercise, spent a few hours a week, that’s all it take to have fresh fruits and vegetables and a healthier you. Check out some of the most best top gardening video clips on one of our top gardening videos website.


5 top best movies to go see this week end in theater near you releasing starting May 8th 2009 Friday

5 top best movies to go see this week end in theater near you releasing starting May 8th 2009 Friday. Click on below movies title to see movie trailer review preview rating. I recommend Star Trek, because it’s a futuristic action, adventures and off course lots of amazing actions. If existing star trek fan and also non star trek fan all will like this movie.

May 08, 2009 Next Day Air Summit Entertainment R
May 08, 2009 Star Trek Paramount Pictures
May 08, 2009 Fireflies in the Garden Senator Entertainment
May 08, 2009 Wild Child Universal Pictures
May 08, 2009 Adoration Sony Pictures Classics R

Spring time 2009 time for gardening

It’s only a few days away, spring time will be here, get ready for gardening, the organic gardening way, whether you want to plant fruits and vegetables or flowers, this site would have what you’re looking for. Many Videos How to gardening and prepare delicious healthy fruits and vegetables recipes. Check it out, new site just launched.