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The Great American School Bus Conversion: Part 2

I was just thinking about fifteen minutes ago, "I don't think I've ever personally used the word foist before". Not that I remember every word I've said, necessarily, but I think I'd remember if I said foist. Today I resolve to use the word foist at least once in a natural context - so watch out for that.

When we last left our heroes, we had just taken all of the seats out of our mighty new school bus.

To get this party started, check out the official BtyB-Time-Machine satellite photo of the bus. This is in no way blantantly ripped from google maps :

Temples, Tunnels and way too much touching...

On betternotstop

Bit of a diary type post here so I have brightened it up with the above park rules from HCMC. magicians beware!

Anyway I am not a fan of organised tours. That said I went on my first one of the trip alone in HCMC to Cao Dai Holy See Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels. The day did not get off to a great start as I was accosted by a couple at the travel agency who remembered my from singing with a Thai Rock Band in Chiang Mai, the fact I don't even remember talking to them didn't bode well but luckily they were heading on another trip so I avoided the embarrassment of having to spend the whole day with them. Crisis averted I got on the smallest mini bus in the world. Without air con. Lying bastards.

It took three hours to get to the Temple. What's not pointed out in the Lonely Planet is this religion was only made up in the early 20th century and is a mix of several religions, including buddhism. It all felt like a weird tourist attraction, there was a convienient upstairs balcony for tourists to watch the mass and I really didn't enjoy it. It all just felt a bit fake, nice pictures though!

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