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... Because nobody in the audience speaks English – apart from Hong and Hau (Ut Mai’s relative) and my translator – I decide that brevity is essential. Besides, it is not Vietnamese tradition for the bridegroom to make a speech. I limit myself to the following words, delivered in short bursts and translated by Vinh (Ut Mai’s relative). I speak the punchline in Vietnamese:
- Ladies and gentleman, I want to make a very short speech.
- Thank ...
... of an indicator which played we wish you a merry christmas when used (not often), a horn happy driver whos horn blew more often than Dales **** after a whole tin of baked beans, and plenty of stops to try and collect passengers for the bus. Despite this the scenery was lovely winding along the banks of the river watching life go by. We were ushered off the bus in the middle of nowhere with a hound of moto drivers around us, ...
... more abstract ones – Dragonfruit, Pomelo, Mangosteens and Rambutans. We got to try these at the end as well as a condiment of chili salt and sugar to have with them. We also tried Jackfruit and saw the dreaded Durian! We then headed back on the boat to the hotel where we got onto another bus that took us to Vinh Long. Here we had a break before we got onto the bus again to head to Chau Doc, another main city in the Mekong Delta (took about 4 hours in total). ...
... and swam. Well what else do you do if the mercury rises to late 30's again.
Tomorrow 7am speed boat trip into Cambodia and Phenom Penn. All 5 hours of it.
I have spared you too many boat pictures today but thought I would send you my favourite
Love to you all
A & A xxxx
... we were pulled to the dance floor. We couldn't say no.
A few sweaty songs later, it was time for us to say goodbye. We did have an early boat to catch and it seemed like things might just continue through the night.
It was an unexpected end to our time in Vietnam, we have no idea what kind of event we invited ourselves to, but everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. It was the perfect last night. (but don't make us talk about the next morning)