Friday, May 30, 2008

Even Flow

Vietnam time: 6:05 PM Friday
DC time: 7:05 AM Friday

So things have changed a bit in the last 24 hours.

We went to Hang Bo 66 on the recommendation of MetroDad once again. Dude, I owe you huge since my knowledge of Vietnamese restaurants is making me quite popular. The highlight was the spring rolls which came on toothpicks in the side of the pineapple. The pineapple was carved out to hold a little candle. Bizarre but delicious.

Stacy & I both got fried rice, but I opted for the meat version. I mean come on, the whole point is to the experience all the tastings. You know where this is going right?

3:00 AM rolls around and my stomach is making noises I have never heard. So I head to the bathroom...and I didn't leave until 7 am. I would have TOTALLY traded the two sinks for two toilet bowls because the turnaround time I needed to use it in both directions was ridiculous.

I have never been in so much agony. After 90 mins of laying on the bathroom floor, I called Steph to bag out of the meeting and the two cultural events today. I tried sleeping but laying down made me more sick. I ordered toast (which didn't stay down) and bananas (which didn't either). I've mostly dined on water and two shortbread cookies this whole day.

One of the women here does homeopathic medicines. She brought me an electrolyte mix. It was disgusting, but I know it probably did some good. I'm going to the happy hour in the hotel since they serve Perrier & crackers. Dinner of champions and then off to bed.

The only good part of today was that I learned that Hayden Panettiere from Heroes really does know her cheer leading moves. She was the lead in Bring It On: All or Nothing. I highly recommend it if you are vomiting for 4 hours straight. It completely makes you feel better about your life.

Tomorrow is our day trip to Halong Bay. A 3-hour drive one way, but it will be amazing. Another wonder in the world that I am lucky to see. We fly out first thing Sunday morning to Ho Chi Minh City, so my postings may be a little spotty until Sunday afternoon (er...Saturday night for you all).



Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Oh, NO! No, no, no! Oh, Honey, I am so, SO sorry! Really - there's nothing more to say, is there?

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you got sick, lets hope it the first and last time...


8:38 PM  

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