I did my time and make it out alive.
01.12.2011 - 08.12.2012
As we move south it is getting warmer and the jungle is growing wild and crazy.
As we come out of China the first thing that I notice is people can talk to me and most have some thing to sell. I feel like a fish in a shark tank with my backpack on.(tip, walk out to street away from bus and try for metered taxi.) Some other new things are tuk tuks (taxi bike) a.k.a Sharks!, the food has changed and now I can find menus whit English also.
One night in Hanoi I make some friends over some beers at the hostel, they were going to snake city to eat snakes hearts and snakes in general. This was one thing I said on this trip" I would like to try foods I would never try at home. " So I tried snake cooked 5 different ways, live snake heart and snake blood in rice wine was also part of the adventure. The next day my brain felt like a snake was wrapped around it.
Moving on to Hue a little more south. It was a small town we explored for two days and on the third day we had the option to go to the beach or the chines hospital. Flip cast his vote for Dr. visit. So off we went to see if chines medicine could cure my heartburn problem. When we got lost we meet two young people who helped us find our way and get started at the hospital. There is no one to translate so we use flips phone to translate as best we could. In the first room the Dr. felt my wrist and gave me a note. I take that to a glass room where I get a white envelope, I take that to the second floor where a Dr. puts 4 needles in my belly and one in each knee. It was quite the experience and a fun way to spend the day.
To travel from Hue to Hoy Ann we rented scooters, it rained early and by the time we got to Da nang the rain stopped. We had lunch at a place picked by our guide in Da nang, I have no clue what I ate but it was good. Hoy Ann was a quite town, nice place to relax before the next jump to Sigon. This is the only flight I used during my Asia travels. HCMC (A.K.A. Ho Chi Min City, Saigon) is only a 2 day stop. There is lots to see here but we would like more time in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. So I don’t have much to say except I feel like this place is the motor scooter capital of Asia, might be the world. I don’t understand the rules of the road or if there are any. Most of the time it looks like a free for all, but it all works out.
Well next stop Cambodia.