7/6/10

vietnam: day 3

we went to get massages in the morning.  it's for women only but they made an exception and let w get a facial massage.  the place is run by a korean woman and employed by vietnamese women.  the head vietnamese manager there spoke pretty good korean - it seems that most of the customers are korean ex-pats.  i got a 1.5 hour full body massage for $8.  they had jazz style hymns playing in the background the whole time, which tells you how korean this place is.

we went home, had lunch and then went to the airport for our flight to danang, which is a beach area.  we took a cab to our hotel in hoi an.  the hotel is great and $60 a night.  i highly recommend it.  the hotel had free bikes so we rode around all night, got some mangosteen from a street cart, had dinner, bought a tie for will and came back.  it was my first time eating mangosteen.  so yummy!

today was better and i felt more adjusted to vietnam.  also, i like it here in hoi an.  we can get around on bikes or by foot, which is nice. 

my updates in vietnam may be sporadic as i have limited internet access.  nice thing is i have access in the hotel right now.

3 comments:

  1. "they had jazz style hymns playing in the background the whole time, which tells you how korean this place is."

    Hilarious. We heard jazz ALL OVER JAPAN, even in udon restaurants. So it must be big in Korea, too? (Or maybe just hymn remixes?)
    : )

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  3. charissa, i know, isn't it hilarious? i was laughing while getting my massage. i think the hymn remixes are definitely a korean thing, but the jazz is all over asia.

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