it is done...goodbye saigon
16.12.2008 - 18.12.2008
I descended many thousands of feet on a bus from Dalat to Saigon so that when I emerged from the bus's belly I was once again digested in atmospheric humidity juice. Just off the bus I bumped into Trevor-small world- but we were off separate ways in no time due to pressing needs of lodging on my part and the lack of communication/opportunity rendered it our last time together in Vietnam!
But don't worry Trev, I'll see you at Burning man Next year!
I got a bed for ten bucks, which I decided soon that I could find better for the same price. So I moved the next day. Meanwhile I hired a cyclo-man for the day, and tootled around the city visiting the Vietnamese Notre dam and the China Town Market.
That evening I visited my favorite restaurant for Indian curry. I walked around the backpacker district to people watch and enjoy my last days of this journey.
Next day Ried and Luke joined me and Katie arrived from the Mekong Delta. We spent all the next day visiting the markets and exploring the often frustratingly crazy, always entertaining downtown streets of Saigon. That afternoon we played DaCow in the park with the locals.
Katie Ried and I went to the Rooftop bar that evening.
Afterwords Ried and I attended the best acoustic guitar session two floors below. These Philopenos could cover all the best voices.
My last night in Saigon, Luke, Ried, Katie, Samantha, and random German dude went out to eat at aforementioned fav. restaurent, and then we bought booze and went to the park to play DaGow. The street urchins were sneaky and tried to pickpocket us, but luckily, my cat like reflexes prevented this from happening. I really enjoyed just chillin in the park my last night in town.
Here Reid shows off his stuffed pepper
Summations of Vietnam coming soon. Sorry to be so point to point to point on the last entry. Being home has been kinda a buzz kill...I'm just trying to summon the motivation to move.
Thanks everyone whose been following. For anyone who wants to do a trip in the future and seeks advice or whatever, please don't hesitate to email Seaspotrun@yahoo.com