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... a think about it over the nek day, but eventually said no because our insurance wouldn't cover us if we had an accident, and we were told it was illegal for us to own a motorbike in Vietnam lol We figured it wasn't worth the risk with two people, two small backpacks, and two big backpacks all packed onto a motorbike, on Vietnam roads, with no insurance, and illegal ownership lol The roads here are pretty crazy, the only real road rule we have witnessed on these roads is ...
Erleigh Road, Reading, UK, circa 1960
I was born in Reading in 1951. In 1955, my father paid £1500 for a house in Hatherley Road, and that was where I grew up. Between the ages of 5 and 11, I attended the school at the top of our road, Redlands Primary. During those 7 years, Hatherley Road, and the roads around it, were my whole world. The outer limits of this world were, to the north, Cemetery Junction; to the south Whiteknights Park; to the west, ...
... and me interjecting here and then and gesturing with my arms etc. That, coupled with Emma's translation was good enough for us all to natter and laugh together. Emma's grandma had 2 large bottle of fermenting grapes in her bedroom. They had been there for 2 years and had turned into a sweet wine. We all tried a couple of small glasses, it tasted good! not too strong with a little kick to it. The perfect warm up to the start of the evening.
Dinner that ...
My hopes of spending the morning before my bus relaxing by the beach were dashed as the weather was again not good. Ah well, nothing else to do but eat food. The bus came 45 minutes late, apparently an every day occurrence, and I was off back to Saigon. I must admit I was quite looking forward to getting back to the madhouse after a few days of doing nothing in Mui Ne. It was also my last day alone in Vietnam as ...
... the bike, with the crazy traffic and all, but after a short while it was fun, exhilirating, just what I needed. The tour was fantastic and I recommend it to everyone. We stopped off in 3 places to eat, frog, goat, seafood etc. I wasn't eating much and Too actually asked if I didn't like the food, I told her I was unwell and I usually eat everything. At one stage we had stopped in the richest district in HCMC and the head tour guide, Ben, ...
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