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I got an email from Carl today apologising for the late notice but asking if I wanted to go and watch a tennis match at the Bell Centre tonight in which Pat Cash will play. I was starting to get the flu and wasn't feeling the best but, I googled the event and it looked great so my reply was "Sounds great, I'm too keen". Carl works for Nespresso and they were sponsoring the event and so they had some free tickets, score!
Carl lives in my building ...
... Detroit -- the question wasn't so much where to go, but where to go next?
I considered a bunch of options, and ultimately decided on Vietnam for a few reasons:
1) Because it's there. See above.
2) It's still relatively cheap. Prices are climbing, true, and I'm fully aware that I will be handily ripped off at every opportunity. But even so, where else in the world can you book a luxury hotel for under $30 a night? (Not that I plan to stay at luxury ...
... supposedly akin to the York Railway Museum. We had to take a taxi, which cost $50, we paid $34 to get in to see a few engines and trucks as all the outside exhibits were apparently closed, then we took a taxi back to the hotel for another $50. An expensive ...
... and cakes. You can actually order you Big Mac and go over to the McCafe and eat it with your coffee. Ok, it sounded more interesting on the show! I ended up getting a McRib and poutine. Poutine was something I wanted to try in Montreal. It's a local side dish consisting of gravy poured on french fries with some cheese. The McDonald's version was not that great. It tasted like soggy McDonald's french fries. But I still had hopes of getting ...
... at the end of the slog.
I have but a few days to enjoy the things about a stable home life that I will miss, such as my cat, my bed, and the ability to watch bad tv on the internet in said bed with said cat, and so I'm off to the land of dads and the #*@t that they say (kidding. That's a BAD show).
See y'all in the spring! I'll keep you updated, and I promise I won't always be so long-winded.
Rock the dance floor,