General I'm back!

raypower_old

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Got back from my mini trip of asia Monday arvo, and thought I'd srop a g'day to see what's going on. I saw that the dogs got destroyed in the trials and that Gas is out as well. Apart from that did I miss anything?

As for the trip it was great. Vietnam was pretty intense, a lot of culture shock and we questioned why we were there on our second night but we enjoyed it. Went to the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong used to hide from the Americans. Think the great escape but 220 km of tunnels that stretched to Cambodia. I fired an ***** which was pretty good. Some crazy Americans on our tour fired about $100 US worth of bullets. Went up and down the mekong in a crazy little boat that got stuck on the river during low tide and I joined an authentic Vietnamese Cookery class and learnt how to make some great dishes like rice paper rolls, sour clam soup (don't knock it it rocked) and caramel pork hot pot.

In Hong Kong we went to Disney Land which was pretty small but really entertaining and clean. We bought so many crappy souveneirs. Visited my mum's school friend, sort of an aunty in their new flat over looking the harbour and then lost my money in the casino's of macau. We got lost in China and had my apples confiscated off me by an over eager customs beagle. Had 15c soft serve while in Ikea Guangzhou and bought a mini mega drive system complete with Street Fighter, Sonic 2, Alex Kid and Ghouls and Ghosts for $10 from a chinese dept store.

All in all we had a blast, ate a lot of dodgy food, almost got bird flu once and spent far too much money so I may have to go online and sell all my memorabilia to finance my baked beans on toast for the next coupe of weeks.

Anyways, glad to be back and cant wait till Saturday!
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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LOL good read there Ray, welcome home...not long before the Footy starts!! Erm..aside from the Warriors destroy the Doggies, Dragons losing Gaz and some surprise halves selection from basically all teams....things are the same as always. ;)
 

MiXmasterreece_old

Guest
Got back from my mini trip of asia Monday arvo, and thought I'd srop a g'day to see what's going on. I saw that the dogs got destroyed in the trials and that Gas is out as well. Apart from that did I miss anything?

As for the trip it was great. Vietnam was pretty intense, a lot of culture shock and we questioned why we were there on our second night but we enjoyed it. Went to the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong used to hide from the Americans. Think the great escape but 220 km of tunnels that stretched to Cambodia. I fired an ***** which was pretty good. Some crazy Americans on our tour fired about $100 US worth of bullets. Went up and down the mekong in a crazy little boat that got stuck on the river during low tide and I joined an authentic Vietnamese Cookery class and learnt how to make some great dishes like rice paper rolls, sour clam soup (don't knock it it rocked) and caramel pork hot pot.

In Hong Kong we went to Disney Land which was pretty small but really entertaining and clean. We bought so many crappy souveneirs. Visited my mum's school friend, sort of an aunty in their new flat over looking the harbour and then lost my money in the casino's of macau. We got lost in China and had my apples confiscated off me by an over eager customs beagle. Had 15c soft serve while in Ikea Guangzhou and bought a mini mega drive system complete with Street Fighter, Sonic 2, Alex Kid and Ghouls and Ghosts for $10 from a chinese dept store.

All in all we had a blast, ate a lot of dodgy food, almost got bird flu once and spent far too much money so I may have to go online and sell all my memorabilia to finance my baked beans on toast for the next coupe of weeks.

Anyways, glad to be back and cant wait till Saturday!

Ha reminds me of Victor's OE story in the movie 'The Rules of Attraction'.
 

raypower_old

Guest
Thanks for the kindly words gang!

Mix - Upon reflection it is in the style of Victor altough with no ilicit drug taking or random orgies occurred on tour unfortunately. The closest I got to orgies were some special dvd's we were offered by a smelly little man with no teeth and a hare lip in HK.

He really smelt.

Bad.
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
Lol. And he inspired you to think of orgies? You're more sick than I thought! :lol1:

Did you manage to visit Cambodia on your travels, ray?
 

raypower_old

Guest
It was more the titles and content of his special dvd's than the little man himself, although I think he's seen his fair share of fun in his life....ahem...

Didn't get to Cambodia, perhaps next trip. You can do some pretty comprehesive 3-5 day tours from Ho Chi Minh though which include a paddle up the Mekong, stop overs at the floating markets a couple of nights accomodation and return air fares from Phnomh Penh/Siem Reap for around $200-300 US pp and you can book them while in Vietnam as well.

For the more budget conscious the day/overnight trips cost $9 & $18 US respectively. We went on the day trip which was excellent but it doesn't take you into Cambodia. You can book most of your tours on the fly while in Vietnam I found as there's a big tourist/travel agent district near the markets in the centre of Saigon. If you want anymore info I can email you some more info.
 

Jesbass_old

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Thanks for that, ray. Probably no need for any info at the moment - we're nowhere near being in a financial position to leave New Zealand. We're just trying to take it one bill at a time!
 

raypower_old

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In Tasmania, will have limited net access till probably Wednesday of next week. Don't y'all go a crying on me, I'll be back soon, I promise....
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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In Tasmania, will have limited net access till probably Wednesday of next week. Don't y'all go a crying on me, I'll be back soon, I promise....
Hmm Tassie...dunno much about the place but I hear (from various sources of course) it's like a mini island paradise.
Now, don't get lost in among those lovely blue lagoons :p thou they must be very tempting....