Spring rolls for every meal.....
06.09.2010 - 15.09.2010
Nick is having to work for much of L, E, P and Brad's visit but at least we can meet up in the evening. It's Tuesday so a wander into the city centre, a rush job through the Museum of Revolution as it appeared to be closing early (according to the timetable I had been given) and a kindly Vietnamese suggested we skip the bits about the French as colonists and go straight to the American War. Laura, Ed and Peter are not known for their love of hovering over exhibit after exhibit so to cut out several decades of history and leave the rat we saw rushing behind an early colonial print, was their idea of visiting a museum! 11.30 close may of course mean an 11.00 close and all visitors must be out of the door with the lock firmly closed behind them by the stated hour so it was an even faster gallop through the American War..... Nick and I will have to return on our own some day!
We took a quick detour on the home and visited the Dong Xuan market and Peter bought two pairs of "Raybun" sunglasses for DNG60k (all of £2). We also bought some umbrellas - they were used the following day. That evening, our neighbours and landlords came for supper. The Minh family are great! Sense of humour, interesting academic lives, coconut kings. They made use of Ed and Peter being around and cut down the 5 or 6 coconuts from one of the trees in our garden. I must find more uses for fresh coconut as, having finally got to the flesh, it's a terrible waste! (and think of the matting I could knit).