7.11.08

Two weeks to go

Choosing Vietnamese cherries

It feels like it was just yesterday that I blogged about being halfway through my trip, and now I'm down to the last two weeks. This is the part where the days start to fly past, I guess.

We've spent the last few days stomping across dusty towns where we're the only tourists in sight and there are no cafes serving "backpacker fare" (mushroom omelettes, French fries/croquettes or banana pancakes). We're surprised if we run across a menu available in English at all.

On the one hand, I've definitely got a touch of travel fatigue and part of me wants to be home, where I can hug my cats and I don't have to handwash anything after I shower at night. On the other hand, I can't quite imagine fitting back into sedate Singapore life after all this on-the-go never-knowing-exactly-where-tomorrow-leads frame of mind.

Mostly I'm pleasantly gratified that after five weeks on the road, countless horror stories from friends and other travellers, and the odd unpleasant encounter on the street --- I still really, really like Vietnam.

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2 Comments:

At 11/09/2008 1:44 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious. What's the red and green stuff?

Btw, will you share a few "not to be missed" or "personal favorite things" to do in Hanoi?

 
At 11/09/2008 6:56 pm , Blogger Tym said...

A Vietnamese friend called them Vietnamese cherries.

I only spent a day in Hanoi this time around because it was just a breather before I plunged into the working part of the trip. So I'm afraid I don't have any particular insights to share on that score, except that I liked Minh's Jazz Club.

 

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