Morning! Here’s a Vietnamese iced coffee for you.What are your plans for the day? I’m thinking of going out to buy a motorcycle.I just don’t fit in here without one! Other than that, I’m basically a local by now ;).
Mary, Leah, and Anthony Go to Vietnam: Day Two started off at the Museum of Vietnam History, which was nice considering it cost $1 to get in…but overall, just alright. Lots of artifacts, but not very interactive or explanatory.This carving — “the god of many hands and eyes” was by far the coolest thing in the museum. It also haunted my dreams last night. Yikes.The story of evolution, as told by 10-year-olds Mary and Leah.I am proud that I can run 26.2 miles straight, but will be even prouder to claim I ate pho for 12 days straight.The sidewalks here are 90% occupied by motorbikes, 10% occupied by people!Leah and I also saw a water puppet show. This art dates back to the 11th century! Unfortunately I dozed off toward the end because my body thought it was 2 a.m. :), but from what I remember it was a very unique experience.Haven’t you always wanted to pose with a larger-than-life Vietnamese puppet man?I think I’m going to frame this one.I know I’ve already overwhelmed you with photos, but you should stick around for dinner…We had an awesome night at Quan An Ngon, which is Vietnamese for “this is the cheapest and best food you will ever eat.”The restaurant occupies an old French mansion and was pouring with locals as well as tourists. We ordered a bunch of plates to share around the table — Vietnamese tapas, I guess?Our waitress hand-rolled some rice paper “pancakes” at our table. They were incredibly fresh and herby.We finished off the meal with a variety of che drinks. These dessert-ish beverages are based on tapioca and coconut milk — ours had beans in them, too! It was weirdly good in a sweet-but-not-too-sweet way.And now it’s time to embrace day three. Have a great one!
- What’s your favorite dessert drink?
- Do you prefer to share food when going out, or order your own?
- Tell me about your run today!