Good morning Vietnam

I didn’t think we’d get another chance to blog. But, here we are, waiting for a 1 a.m. bus back to Saigon and then on to the Mekong Delta to see the ricebowl region of Vietnam.
I wish I could show you the pictures because words don’t do this country justice. But it’s amazing. Friendly people. Beautiful scenery. Amazing beaches. Delicious food.
Seriously, let’s talk about the food: Spring rolls, pho soup, lots of lemon grass and loads of sweet chili pepper sauce. I can’t believe how good it is.
We just spent a heavenly two days in Mui Ne, a small resort and fishing town about 5 hours from Saigon. They say it’s a “quick weekend escape” from the bustling city, but it took forever to get here since the road is only two lanes and shared with passing goats, cows, and women carrying fruit. But, have no fear, they use the horn every time they come upon someone slower than them. Can you imagine the peace of that 5-hour trip? We’re hoping for fewer horn honks tonight but are prepared to be sereneded to sleep.
We had a feeling Vietnam would be amazing. But we never could have imagined just how much charm this country would have. Years of French and Chinese rule have blended nicely into the Southeast Asian way of life for a vibrant country that is ripe for exploration.
Well, better get back to waiting for the bus. Not that I could possibly miss it with all the honking.

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  1. Corneice says:

    Just catching up on your posts. Sounds like you are having a very exciting trip and a great Christmas! Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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