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Published: February 13th 2010
Had fruit salads in Milwaukee Bar & Grill then headed off on Motorbike taxis to The Majestic for another lazy day by the pool. There was an evil woman staying there with her Husband that kept shooting us death stares like she wanted to slit our throats. She was horrific! She watched me doing lengths and I was overcome by the urge to do something childish like stick my tongue out at her, or give her the two finger salute. Silly old bat.
Had lunch in the Restaurant opposite the hotel but it wasn't great. On the way home that afternoon we stopped at a Vietnamese market (which mainly sells fruit, veg and household goods to the locals) and picked up a couple of nail varnishes - the same super strength stuff our beauticians used for our Mani & Pedi's in Siem Reap, which, incidentally, still hasn't chipped!
I know this is a massive generalisation, but I don't think the Vietnamese people are very nice at all! We've met one or two people who are quite friendly, but the majority (and I'm talking 99.9%) are either: rude, threatening or miserable. We've heard they hold a grudge against white people because of
what the Americans did during the war there. They only seem to be nice when they're trying to sell you something and if you say No their face turns cold and full of hate. We're making the most of it here, but I won't be back in a hurry!
Drank some Vodka while we were getting ready (third night drinking!) then went back to Santa cafe for dinner again, where we spotted a telegraph pole with a ridiculous amount of wires. I mean really... How many do you need? Had a few drinks in Buffalo bar (opposite Go2) and chatted to two guys in their late 50's who gave us advice on what to do when we tour Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow. They even gave us an illustrated map.
Spotted The Purple Couple waiting for us in Go2, so went over the road to join them. A really cute puppy was moving slowly towards us. It was small, white and fluffy like a mini Polar bear. We weren't sure if it was real (or whether it was one of those toy dogs which would flip over any minute) until it blinked! I picked it up and petted it on
my knee, then the owner ran over and said "I need to wipe its ass". Horrified, I lifted it up and had runny green puppy poo all over my dress. Poor little thing being ill like that. The entire bar found this comical, much to my embarrassment, so I nipped across the road to change my outfit. When I got back, some kind boy leant over and said I'd chosen a better dress anyway.
Two girls from Nottingham (that are friends with The Purple Couple) joined us. Then so did the two old guys from earlier. Then a Professional Footballer that Ellie fancied came and sat with us; and then a crazy nutcase that knew the Nottingham girls. Had a great time chatting to everyone round our big table. We all went to the small nightclub on the 2nd floor of Buffalo's which was a bit cheesy. Apparently the best nightclub in Ho Chi Minh is called Apocalypse Now but it's a little out of town.
Sonny, the Footballer, wanted Ellie to stay out when everyone was going home. Ellie was adamant we weren't going home separately so she asked me to stay out for one last drink. I sat
cringing in a dark bar while she attempted to involve me in their conversation, but I'm pretty certain Sonny was hoping I'd sod off. Finished our drinks in a hurry then she said goodbye and we headed off to get a sandwich before bed time. See what good friends are for.
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