Thursday, December 27, 2007


Trevor's birthday is tomorrow!

I'm in Hanoi right now. My family was one of the first to get off the plane, so when we got to immigration in the airport, a curious thing happened. It was really quiet, and we thought nobody was behind the counters, but suddenly heads started popping up, one by one. The people behind the counters had all been sleeping and were just waking up! In addition, none of them spoke English, and would even yell at us in Vietnamese, while fully aware that we couldn't understand them.

Traffic is even scarier than in Bangkok. The driver who took us from the airport to the hotel kept honking every three seconds, and I thought he was mad, until I realized that everyone else was doing it too - there literally isn't a second without honking here (I'm still hearing it outside our window). I guess since nobody follows traffic laws, they need to hear the sound of honking to know if cars are near them - almost, but not quite, like sonar....
I miss you guys! Helen's right, we should see each other more next quarter. And I'm frustrated that I'm in the same country as Tina but not the same region...

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