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Olly's Asia adventure

by Oliver Lomas on 28 September 2012, 15:09PM Olly's Asia adventure Holed up in a Ho Chi Minh street-side café, slurping (unashamedly loudly) my way through a bowl of noodles and casually spectating at the fast-paced sport that is Vietnamese daily life, I plot my next move.It’s a trickier task than it sounds because as soon as I step into the sea of pedestrians and motorcyclists, I am committed to participating in the game – no time for second thoughts, wrong decisions or hesitations. In short, if you are standing still in Vietnam, you are probably the only one doing so…Indeed, you don’t so much as visit Vietnam as become immersed in its lifestyle of relentless activity that will entrance and bewilder in equal measures.It would be easy to categorise Vietnam as akin to south-east Asia’s other big draw Thailand, but for ...
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