Firstly, my trip to Vietnam was hype. But I don’t necessarily think that what I saw of the country was hype. Big difference. Company and experiences are different from scenery (which at least in the part of Vietnam I saw, was unspectacular). Peep the pics below. We went to Vung Tau, and to Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau is a beach getaway for Vietnamese from HCMC, and they were celebrating the Lunar New Year, so you know it was packed! HCMC is like most of the other major Southeast Asian cities I’ve seen thus far.
Secondly, a moment of silence for the dearly departed. Liebling is gone! But not gone forever. He’s supposed to be coming back to visit me in Hong Kong in May. So no tales of angst from us star cross’d lovers just yet. 🙂
Thirdly, man, I never been a fan of resorts (nor of resort food) until this trip. The place we stayed at was AMAZING. And I gained about 5 pounds in as many days from the food there.
Fourthly (is that a word?), I have never seen as many people riding on a scooter (in many cases, up to 4 people on one dang scooter!) and as many children on said scooters NOT wearing helmets. And check out the pic with the tangle of electrical wires in the street… *shake my head*
Fifthly (yeah, I said fifthly), as my friend just told me in a conversation this morning, me and Liebling travel in style. After hostelling in Europe this past summer, and very spartan accomodation in Nepal and Kenya and Tanzania most recently, you damn skippy that we spared no expense and did 5-star accomodation all the way this time.