High fashion and hospital in Hoi Anh
Trip Start Nov 06, 2006
108Trip End Dec 10, 2010
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Upon arriving at Hoi Anh hospital it became clear that nobody spoke a word of english so he had to improvise and explain what happened in other ways. He held his hand in front of his face, made a barking noise and then a biting noise towards his hand. After doing this several times and showing an injecting motion to let them know what he needed, the message was eventually understood, after half an hour of sign language and barking, and they proceded to give him the first of a course of three injections needed. He was told he'd have to come back in a couple of days for the second shot and then a few days later for the third
After the couple of days required, Jesse went back for the second injection of the course and to his dismay none of the original staff that treated him were there and yet again, none spoke english. He then had to go through the motions of explaining that he'd been bitten by a dog, he needed injections, he'd already had the first shot a couple of days ago and was here for the second. After a lot more sign language and barking the message got through and he managed to get the rest of the treatment successfully whilst giving us the best laugh we'd had in ages!
Hoi Anh is great. The shops are brill here. Just got 2 pairs of leather boots made to fit where you can pick the type and colour of leather, type of toe, heel, height etc. The quality of the leather is great. Also had some gorgeous silk clothes tailor made. You could get a whole wardrobe for about two hundred euro. They make jeans and everything. Or if there's something you like in a magazine or whatever, just show them the picture and they'll make it to measure.
The bars and restaurants are good here too and we've over-indulged a bit since arriving
Went to a bar and met up with Richie and Jesse, and the two couples from England. Another night we all got onto the back of motorbike taxis and went to a late night disco bar. When we came out our trustee taxis were there waiting to bring us back to the hotel, if only that would happen at home!!
Anyway have to leave Hoi Anh and carry on down the country before our visas are up, Nha Trang here we come!