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Day 9 Team Penguin

Marble and Monkey mountain tour.

Today was tour day, we were picked up from our hotel and was greeted by a very enthusiastic tour guide My (pronounced as Me), after further pickups of we went to our first stop for the day Marble Mt. Here we were joined with others in our tour party creating a group of 28, so as a way of keeping us all together My decided to give our group a name hence " Team Penguin" was born. For the rest of the day like Pavlov's dog we would all prick up our ears at the TEAM PENGUIN war cry.
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Onto the tour we went, Marble mountain is a interesting place to visit, we were regaled with some great folks stories based around different religions, My's delivery kept us interested. Lots of great views inside caves and from the top of the mountains, the climb up to Heaven was challenging but well worth it. From heaven we descended into Hell ( a large cave) with many interesting statues, at one point Pop decided that things were a little to quiet so he awoke a few spirits by knocking over an offering on a shrine, definitely woke us all up.
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After Marble mountain it was time for lunch at a local café for a dish of noodles, as always the food was full of flavour. From here it was time to visit Monkey mountain and the largest woman Budda statue in S.E Asia. We found the Monkey Mt trip to be a bit contrived as nothing had any historical value, all has been built in the last few years.
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After Monkey mountain we returned to our hotel, those that do went off for a massage, the others relaxed at the hotel or a quick bit of shopping. Dinner and drinks were had downtown then we retired to bed, ready for whatever day 10 brings.

Posted by warnerc5 02:28 Archived in Vietnam

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