Published: March 1st 2009
February 28th 2009
We enjoyed the ocean breezes as we sat and ate a fabulous meal at The David Restaurant. We met the propieter, Marco, who was in cahoots with Bill. While Brenda held Bill in the Vulcan Death Grip, Bob and Roger chased the waitress around the restaurant with Lynda manhandling Linh, all for the check. It all ended up with Bill graciously paying the bill.
The next day, before we ventured out on our next motorbike adventure, we had to have a Sizeland brunch. Asparagus, eggs, cheese sauce on toast. It was wonderful, and as usual always tastes better because it was made with love. We felt more confident on the motorbikes, so out we went to the ocean to do some beach combing. We found lots of sandals, no bones attached. And of course, we found cold beer at a beach side bar. Linh made a great soup for lunch. WOW!!! It is called tomdum, from Thailand, and Linh took pity on us and made it only mildly spicy. From there we went to catch the hydrafoil to Saigon. After departing from the ferry in Saigon, we took our lives in our hands, and crossed many very busy streets, during rush
Linh dressed for dinner in her traditional Ao Day
hour traffic, to walk back to our hotel. Across the street from our hotel was a really nice Meditranean restaurant, where we had dinner and called it a night.
Another early morning found us at the airport, for a short flight, heading to Danang. From there we caught a 40 minute taxi ride, passing by the famous China Beach, to Hoi An. Hoi An is known for its tailors and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of us got measured up for tailor made clothing which in itself is an advenutre. Roger got to try out his professional negotiating skills bartering with a lady selling peanuts, candied ginger, and coconut slices. We were all entertained and Bill, who has never seen Roger in action before, laughed 'till he cried. As with most of Roger's negotiations, both sides were happy and the lady hugged Roger upon leaving. We had a nice dinner on a rooftop restaurant, overlooking the Perfume River. The bastardized? vietnamese version of asking for the cheque is now Ding Ding Ahoy (not even close to tinh tien em oi). Our version has provided Linh with much amusement. We are happy to make her giggle.
already. We started the day with the people who had clothing measured yesterday, picking it up today. A lounge around the pool, with of course cold bruskies in hand, made for a relaxing afternoon.
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