Safe in Vietnam!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 07:18 pm
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Angkor Wat was awesome and tiring and not for people with no head for heights. All the trekking has left me tired (in a good way), and the past two nights has been two of the most relaxing sleeps I have ever had. How do you pluralize sleep? Can you pluralize sleep?

Siem Reap (town near Angkor Wat) is very much a tourist destination to the point where most of the prices in restaurants, etc, are in dollars and things are cheaper if you don't convert into riels. I have never been anywhere with that system before. (i wonder if they keep a separate menu for locals?). Want to actually say something but not tonight.

Have had lots of good food, lots of good pictures. Need to raid my brother's and sister's cameras, because they got all the good shots.

Now in Vietnam! People are not lying when they say that Vietnam coffee is really good. Our guide took us to Trung Nguyen cafe, biggest coffee shop I have ever seen, with the best coffee i have ever tasted: drip coffee mixed with condensed milk, poured over ice.

I have never liked coffee before. It always feels thin and bitter, but this coffee was rich on the tongue and the bitterness was masked by the condensed milk, but the condensed milk did not mask the flavor of the coffee. Also, I was not shaking after drinking it, and instead of feeling slow, I feel really really good. Would drink it again.

Crossing the street is intimidating. Except on the biggest streets in the center of the city, the traffic never really seems to stop, and while you walk, motorcycles zoom by in frontof and behind you. The trick, I am told, is to walk slowly. It feels like you need Manila street smarts x 10.

Must run for dinner!

Coffee and me!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 01:33 pm
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It usually ends badly, when I get a craving for coffee (jitters, bouncing out of my chair, and this is on decaf). But Starbucks just came out with their seasonal drinks, and unlike last year's weak selection, this year they have peppermint mocha, dark cherry, and toffeenut.

I can't resist the peppermint mocha. IT IS MY UNDOING.

So I just grabbed a small tall, and I'm enjoying the smell and I will soon drink it and suffer the consequences. (Delicious, delicious, minty consequences)