Hello from An Bang Beach (Vietnam)! How have you been?
We’re good. I bet you read ‘beach’ and you’re like ‘Yeah, I bet you’re good’, but actually we kind of miscalculated things and, as it turns out, it’s winter here. Haha, I know, hilarious (not).
It’s not like ‘London winter’ but it’s been grey for most of the time (there was one day of sunshine, woohoo!) and most days you actually need a cardigan/sweater/umbrella to go out (and also the sea is super rough so that’s a ‘no go’). I know, poor us.
We’re coping the best we can… by eating ALL THE TIME. Yup. I’d say that 70% of our daily activity is eating, which I am obviously not complaining about. Also, the food here is delicious. I am obsessed with Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’, sort of), a Vietnamese soup with rice noodles (for those who don’t know). When I say ‘obsessed’ I mean I am committed to have at least one Pho a day and try them all, ah, that sounded kind of like the Pokemon slogan, ‘gotta catch them all’ (I think?). Oh my Gosh it’s my own game: ‘Phokemon - gotta eat them all ' HAHAHAHAHAHHA (sorry just realised that phokemon sounds a lot like f*ck Emon, which was purely accidental I swear, I have nothing against Emon).
Anyway yeah the place is cute, it’s just 5Km from Hoi An (this little adorable ancient town), and there are loads of cute restaurants around (typically where I ‘catch’ the Phos), and the people are super friendly. We can cycle or walk everywhere without fear of being road-killed, which is a pleasant change of scenery. It is pretty grim outside most of the time which I hoped meant less mosquitoes, but no. So really the only perk is that you can eat Phos without getting the sweats, which is actually pretty great, I like not sweating like a pig through my meals for a change too. We’re even considering staying here for a bit longer. That’s how much we enjoy not being road-killed and not sweating like pigs. (And also there are still a lot of Phos out here).
And that’s our update pho’ this week. See ya next week. Stay phobulous!
(I’ll stop now, although I could go on pho’ever!)