So, I wanted ADVENTURE! I wanted to WING IT! and I had this VISION of what that would be like in VietNam…………… So far, not so much………..
Through no fault of our own we ended up having to spend 5 nights in Ho Chi Minh city, and it is Big, and Noisy, and busy, and Noisy, and kinda dirty, and did I mention NOISY??? Pretty much the same in Nha Trang………..
We spent a lot of time just wandering around in 35 degree weather, amid the endless noisy honking traffic, just trying to find something to do, while we killed time waiting for our Visas. I did not enjoy it.
Having said that, we DID manage to find some interesting stuff to see on our daily meanderings
Flowers, lots of them, because it was Tet – do NOT travel during Tet if you want to get anything done…………
Strange and wonderful things in a street market
These frogs were tied around their hind legs, then 5 were loosely tied together, so that if they tried to escape, they all hopped in different directions
Live chickens, not in cages, but origami-wrapped in in plastic bags; they must have been sweltering in the heat
Random market stuff
And apparently, it’s official – I am an OLD LADY!!!! By the end of our 7th day in big noisy cities, my ears hurt, and my feet swelled up like Sausages, with skin so tight I thought they might burst! I just wanted to scream shut up Shut Up SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am sooooooooooo happy to be out of the city………..
more to come…………….