- dropped by Mr. Dung's (say it Zoong) mechanic shop to let him know I'm here and turn over the bottle of perfume.
- Ate breakfast with an economist from Australia who lived in Laos during the revolution. Interesting!
- Changed $300 usd for dong at 21,100 vnd to $1, so the dong hasn't lost much at all against the usd.
- Bought a new sim card for my phone, so I'm back in touch.
- Visited with the grandma (91 now) at the Home Hotel (I can visit of course, just not stay)
- Made an appointment for my teeth. . .also in the hotel (Grandma was a dentist, her kids are a professor, two doctors and (critical to this discussion) two dentists. The two dentist daughters, a bit younger than I, have offices in the front of the hotel where reception ought to be. . .)
- Went on the back of Mr. Dung's bike home in the evening 28 km out in the country for dinner (including final delivery of the bottle of perfume) and to pick up my bike from the lean to next to the house.
|Two years old, runs screw drivers and wrenches, carves (hard!) fruit with a sharp knife. . .and knows what he wants!|
|Rebuilding bearings on the sidewalk. . .life in the Old Town is like this.|
|Your choice. . .smile at the young lady grilling the chicken skewers, admire the neat old Honda Cub (not so old really, this is a fairly current model) or just stand and sniff the chicken. Lovely.|
|Seven floors up. . .a lot to see, but not the ground!|
So. . .here's a first-ever video clip for you. . .easy early afternoon traffic a block or two from my home hotel. You can tell it's not rush hour, everything is moving smoothly. This takes up a lot of space so I may have to delete it eventually, but smile for now.