Dreams come true, they really do. I've only been here for a day so the excitement is still running wild. Our flight consisted of: movies, food (I like all food, including airplane food), 'sleeping', and laughing. Like seriously, my lovely travel partner and I cracked up when the plane took off. I guess we were both super nervous and excited at the same time. We didn't know what to expect at all, but we are both pleasantly surprised with the beauty of Vietnam. In fact, when I woke up last morning I started dancing and throwing my T-shirt around, singing "WE ARE IN VIETNAM!". And that is how I run around all day. Big smile, check, jumping around, check, saying the word "wow" at least every minute, check!
Since I'm staying with friends who've lived here for a year now, we get to visit the best places and we don't feel like tourists too much. For lunch, we had a Banh Mi. Don't ask me what it was because I have no idea but I think describing it as a sandwich from heaven is appropriate.
Then, we went for drinks at Thuc Coffee. I had a non-alcoholic strawberry mojito which was good because it tasted like liquid sugar which can never be bad. They had a great menu, with a great number of coffees so I will definitely go back to try one of those. The only downside to this café is that you can't sleep on the table which is such a bummer.
Although airplanes don't scare me at all, the motorbikes are scaring the hell out of me. I remember stopping before crossing the street and a friend of our friends came up to me asking if I was okay. I said I just didn't know how to cross this sea of motorbikes. And they told me I shouldn't mind them and it might look like they'll run you over but eventually they will go around you. Ok, ok, it might take a while to get used to that.
The knots in my apple earplugs make me go crazy. But. Look. at. these. cables. They make me feel so uncomfortable and make me want to entangle them so bad. Is that weird? I don't know, don't they make you feel awkward?
This lady was selling a sort of fruit I am in love with. It is called mangoustine. It basically looks like a clementine but it's purple on the outside and white on the inside. I once went to Malaysia when I was just a kid and we used to eat this every day! I remember trying to buy it in an Asian food store in Antwerp, but it was such a bad experience. Super expensive and so not tasty! I am so happy that I'll finally get to eat this nostalgic fruit again. Not only this fruit though; they have so much unknown food here. Yesterday I saw something that looked like a pear but was red on the inside just like a watermelon. I will definitely be trying that out!
Look at the colors. Need I say more?
What I was wearing:
Sunglasses: Miu Miu
Lipstick: Mac - So Chaud
Top: Urban Outfitters
Bag: American Apparel