If you can handle the occasional "bad" word, watch this:
Most of you won't be able to watch just one, so here's another:
Am working on catching up, starting with my visit to the world's largest cave (March 2016). Soon, I hope...
|If you're a Westerner, you're NOT welcome here!|
Sorry I don't have any more photos; my phone battery died and I was in too much pain to think about taking them. Now I wish I'd borrowed ViLa's phone to do so, especially of the hospital paperwork.EVERYTHING in Vietnamese medical "care" is pay-as-you-go. Literally. There may be an exception made if you are bleeding out in the emergency room, though I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
|The entrance to the boarding platform|
|Even the "Sprinter" takes 10.5 hours to travel 700 kilometers (420 miles)|
|It's been a while since I've seen a condom machine in the men's room, |
though since half the trains are all-nighters, it's probably a good idea.
|With all the wonderful teas in Asia, it's surprising how many times "Lipton" is the only choice.|
|These squatting toilets are challenging enough without the train's added motion...|
|Satay Fried Mackeral—I could've eaten more|
|The snack was Pineapple Puffs (a bit dry)|
|Only one of the many sets of stairs that I got to drag my three heavy bags up or down|
|THIS queue at Passport Control is one of the reasons it's best to leave plenty of time to get to your flight|
|Kelly, Thaweesup, and Nimisha in the field|