Time table and Meet ups
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 4 of 8 › view all entries
September 1st, 2007 – by: IceTea
I woke up every morning around 7 or 8, because the streets are very loud and I can't sleep longer knowing that my grandma wakes up at 5, starting to clean up the place and preparing food, drinks and serving coffee "Café sua da" (some very sweet, iced, coffee with condensed milk) for the ppl outside. She's gold I tell ya, there's no heart bigger than the one she carries in her chest.
However after waking up I go out and have breakfast somewhere with an uncle or an auntie.
After breakfast I used to grab a motorbike of someone at home and headed out for the city. After telling my grandma that I'd be careful of course and that I'd return to eat lunch. She always wants me to eat. :)
But there's no time table in Vietnam. Lunch could be at 11 or 12 or 6pm. :)
I always tried to be back at 4 pm though to pick up my lil cuz from kindergarten. She's so lovely and smart I saw her the first time this year and I fell in love rite away.
There are a very lot of Cafés in Saigon. That's what everyone seems to do all day.
I met quite a few people from Germany. We went to the Unification Palace, the former Presidential Palace, to the war museum, the art museum and I've been shopping with a german girl. She was big and well rounded and it was hard to find stuff. Most of all jeans and shoes.
I use to shop down the Le Loi street for clothes or Benh Thanh market for souvenirs and so on.
And I met Misen. He's also a viet kieu (that's how vietnamese ppl are called in VN who come from overseas) from Seattle and someones' son or whatsoever of our neighbours. One lesson that I've learned: Don't even try to understand vietnamese family logic.
18 year old. A kid I'd say, though just 3 years younger than me. :D He had a crush on me and that was fun I tell ya. We sometimes hung around together and he kept asking me over. His family considered me as his girlfriend and future wife. I just kept smiling and that was all that I intended to do. :D
We still keep in touch. Another friend in another world...
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