The Party Begins
16.02.2007 34 °C
Apologies for not getting this blogg ofd to the start I was hoping to. However ... Holidays just sorta do that to you I spose. Chillin real out and an amazing time.
Saigon is a total cacophony of sights, sounds and smells all hitting you at once. Truly truly an amazing place. People are so friendly and helpfull and I think that despite being ripped off now and then, because it is generally small change its of no consequence.
Well having now gotten used to the heat and humidity and various other factors such as eating eyeballs .... yeah right !!! I ate rabbits eyeballs, goota say Rabbit was fine and the eyeballs sorted tasted just chewy really, rather lavoursome and not like your average eye would taste I guess.
I have eaten so much amaxing seafood and some of it takes some getting used to, believe me, one moring i was served what I could only describe as a steaming plate of about 10 translucent dogs bollux. I was sure that if I refused I would offend my hosts, so I gingerly began to eatr them and though not a speciallist in any way. The texture feel and jellylike glutinous shape they were made it so hard not to go into gagging mode. It sorts felt like one of the programmes you never imagine yourself being in......??????
So, I thought if they could all eat this then I could too and after an age I finally allowed the last glistening sliver to join the other bollux in my guts. Proud elation was my just reward. I finally found out when served again a few days latewr that it was shrimps wrapped in some sort of rice paper that becomes jelly like in the process.
Anyway, now going off to a Temple prior to celerbrating Tet in the town centre with usual fireworks etrc etc.