A very enjoyable Nothing Day!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Up with nothing to do. Plan was to sleep in late but the free breakfast at the hotel ended at 10. So I was up by 8h30.

I've been trying to skip days of writing stuff but there's so much happening that I just have to write.

After my breakfast I went through my backpack and took out the stuff I figure I won't be needing. I haven't been straying too far off the beaten path and the accommodations have all been quite good. So I got rid of the air mattress I brought, my busted camera lens, the portable water purifier and camelback pouch I had (water is always provided), some extra underwear and socks (paying someone to do laundry is so cheap that I've been wearing the same stuff and then sending it out). I sent back my camera tri-pod, and a few other things.

I decided to go with UPS even though the Post Office would have been cheaper. I sent the stuff to me at my UPS store address in Calgary. Figure UPS to UPS would be the safest way. I arrive at the UPS store and the lady there who speaks english wasn't around. A customer who was sending stuff out was translating for the other employees. Trying to describe what I was sending was a little confusing to the guys. A lot of funny looks were going around the guys and many Vetnamese words said.

The english speaking manager came back and the paperwork was completed. A half hour later and my pack is now 5kg lighter. That's a 25% reduction. I hope it makes a difference. When my bag was checked in at the airport in Pakse it was just over the 20kg limit.

I was running late for meeting Beatrix at 11h30 so I took a scooter taxi back to my hotel. Yes, I was hanging on for dear life. Not too sure what more stressful, an airplane with one engine down or a scooter ride in Ho Chi Minh?

I get back to my hotel and I have an email from Beatrix. She's decided to spend her nothing day making booking for the time she's in India with her father. Guess I'll be spending my nothing day all by myself.

DISCLAIMER: The following section is not to be read by my mother nor anyone under 18. Rated 18+.

In Laos I had decided that I would now try a massage in each country and compare them. It was time for a Vietnamese massage. What better way to spend a Nothing Day then having a massage. This morning as I was walking to the UPS store I came across a beauty and massage salon a block from my hotel. The guys outside were trying to entice me to stop in. I notice through the glass windows a very beautiful young woman. Having her give me a massage would be most enjoyable.

I'm now at the salon. Who do they select from the half dozen beautiful women sitting around to give me a massage but the one woman I had seen earlier. Her name is Hoa Thi which means (flower and poem). That she definitely was. Our thoughts do create our lives. START BELIEVING IT! IT REALLY WORKS!

We go upstairs to a room with 2 massage tables separated by a curtain. I've posted pictures so you can see exactly what she was wearing during the massage (minus the 3 inch heals). The Universe definitely came through with the physical version of my Dream Girl.

Off with my clothes and she hands me some boxers to wear. She climbs onto the table and pretty well all over me. She walks on me, uses her hands and most parts of her body to massage all my muscles. She knows very little english. Lots of laughter as I try to understand her instructions. That skirt she's wearing is riding up her thighs, higher and higher over that cute rear (bum, ass...whatever word is appropriate). The other day I got up close and personal with a Laos woman. Today it was a Vietnamese woman.

Fifteen minutes into the massage and another masseuse and customer join us in the room. This masseuse speaks better english. She starts asking her client a lot of questions and my masseuse repeats them to me. We're getting quite personal. I tell her how beautiful she is. I figure I'm going to milk this situation as much as possible. Who knows where it might lead me.

She and the other masseuse say that I'm handsome. Questions about age, marital status, etc. My masseuse is 23. No boyfriend. I ask her if she wants one. She doesn't quite answer. We get on the topic of language. I say she can teach me Vietnamese. As she's massaging me she starts teaching me various phrases in Vietnamese. I love you. You are beautiful. You are handsome. See you tonight.

Either she has this flirting and wanting a big tip down to a science or she's very interested. It's the first massage where I've had my hands all over the masseuse almost as much as she had hers on mine. Hey! That's just the way it went. About the only way to describe the massage was as sexual foreplay. That's definitely what it felt like.

The massage over, I'm dressed and we're descending the stairs. She's holding my hand and arm. Hmmm! I could definitely get use to this. I ask if I can take her picture. I definitely need proof of what she looked like. An englishman getting his hair cut offers to take a picture with us together.

As I'm leaving she says see you later. Almost forgot. On the way down the stairs I had shown her the hotel card that has a map of where I'm located. She smiled when she saw that.

I go back to my room and grab my iPad. Time to go sit on an outdoor patio and catch up on my blog entries. I am now caught up with the remainder of my evening free.

Tomorrow at 7 am I leave for Cambodia with an overnight stopover in a small Vietnamese town. I'll be in Phnom Penh in 3 days. I'm not sure about wifi access until then. You'll all have to wait to hear what happens tonight.

Does Paul hook-up with his Vietnamese girlfriend? Can a good girl be bad? Can a good boy be bad? What does the Universe have planned for tonight? Stay tuned. Same travel pod channel.

Think It! Feel It! Live It! Love It!

PS. Thank you God, the Universe, Spirit, Buddha, Christ and What? Is! for such an amazing "nothing day". What an amazing life I live. Parts of my Dream Girl wherever I turn.

PPS. I had told Beatrix last night that I've been swaying between wanting my Dream Girl to travel with and enjoying traveling alone. I seem to be having the best of both worlds at the moment. No "official" travel partner but spending time with the various parts of my Dream Girl. Todays part was extremely enjoyable.
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Elaine on

A few blogs back you were wondering whether anyone other than Mom was reading your blog. Don't know about other readers, but this one would rather hear more about your travels and fewer details about your search for the "Dream Girl". Details on whether the sites you're visiting are worth seeing would probably attract and keep more readers on a travel blog. Love you always.

cobra1899 on

Thanks for your point of view. Though you, having followed along and read ALL my travel blogs should realize by now that my travel blog really has nothing to do with the places I see but the experiences I have that allow me to learn the information that I require in life to accomplish what I'm on this earth to do. Traveling is just a very nice benefit that I've chosen to accomplish this. Giving my opinion on the places I've seen really serves no purpose because we all have different expectations and ways of seeing life. My point of view would just skew everyone elses expectations.

Murielle on

I understand that this journey (and your blog) are about documenting your life's experiences, I really do. However I have to concur with my sis - "fewer details about your search for the Dream Girl". From where we stand, your blog makes it sound like this is an obsession rather than what you truly speak of (i.e. your ability to manifest). Love you always too.

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