Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Nha Trang is a popular destination for tourists which provides thousands of jobs, mostly in hospitality. I go home every 4 or 6 months and I notice the changes; there are so many big hotels and restaurants and I wonder how can they survice in the low season. One bad point about Nha Trang at Tet is that hotels and restaurants always put their prices up, also in the high season and on other special occasions. If you travel to Nha Trang at these times, you should go to government hotels which always charge the same price but the service is not always acceptable.
seafood including lobster, king prawns,clams, squid, fish and some New Zealand white wine and beers. We paid 2,300,000Vnd for 6 people, which is cheap.
Monday, February 26, 2007
The next day, when I was updating my blog, I heard the lady next door screaming at my landlord. After a few minutes, my door bell rang non-stop, so I went down and saw the old lady with a very upset face shouting at me and repeating the strange question "had I been throwing papaya seeds down onto her head?" I told her a hundred times that I don't eat papaya because I just don't like it and I would never do that. She didn't believe me and kept up the nonsense and accusation. I asked her to let me see the seeds and guess what? They weren't papaya seeds at all, but rather rabbit droppings and the rabbit had been shitting on her head. Of course, she didn't believe me, but I told her that I'd bought 2 rabbits the day before and I had actually lost one. There were a few turds still left in her hair but I didn't tell her. I also noticed that there was rabbit shits in her food and veggies too. She'd been preparing lunch when it all started. I ran back upstairs to check, and I saw my other rabbit sitting on her rooftop looking at me. I went back into her house to ask her to let me go up to collect my rabbit. Finally, I got my rabbit but after a night of real damn cold, I woke to find him dead in his little cage.
I felt sad and probably won't be getting a rabbit as a pet again.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It was really pleasant going along the river by boat, so peaceful and quite that you only can hear the water moving and birds singing all around. This place has a similar atmosphere to Laos. Coming here is like a heaven compared to the daily worry about money, work stress and so on. I wish I could afford to come here every month to relax.
If you ever come to Viet Nam, do not forget this beautiful place.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
fake money, paper cars, motorbikes, and houses which they burn to release the bad luck and welcome the new year.
Happy Kitchen day and best wishes to everyone for the coming year!!!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
make ceramic products. It's amazing to see how fast they can make a bowl or a plate... or paint them. These workers decorate their products and quickly finish them with beautiful flowers on or inside the plate or product. I was standing there watching them doing it for half an hour and I couldn't believe how good they were.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Kia Ora! Greetings to Mr Eric, a Kiwi blogger in Hanoi.
We are invited to Neo cafe for dinner tonight at 7.30 pm with some good friends and Gaylene, Eric's wife to help Eric celebrate another year full of luck, happiness and youth.
Happy Birthday Mr Eric!!!
Friday, February 02, 2007