Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Final Destination: Viet Nam

Currently in the hotel room in HCMC. It's a triplet, meaning that three people are sharing it, it is not glamorous but at least we have beds. The funny thing is when we first got here out room had a huge cockroach in the bathtub..like really gross so much so that I don't think that I could even step on it- so we got moved to another room on the third floor. Then I used up my calling card- the one that is given to us by SIT and I wanted to get another card, or to add money but then there was the language barrier- my vietnamese being non-existent and their english being quite poor. It was at that moment that I think that I began to truly understand what I am up against. Even if it is very difficult I have to do my best!


Henry B said...

That is unfortunate about not being able to get another calling card or add money :-\ but I know you will overcome it! If you can get access to Skype you can always call my username :-) I now have Skype voicemail so you can leave messages. Also... if I happen to be away from my computer it'll forward to my cell without costing you anything (nice trick eh?)

I am glad you finally arrived, I had been anxiously watching your flights progress. When I saw your LA to Hong Kong flight was estimated to be 5 hours late I was really bewildered, and of course the only thing it would tell me was that it was "Delayed" and not why.

Soooo... I ended up finding the Cathay Pacific Travel Agent phone number, claiming to be calling from Lyon Travel in order to find out what was the real reason >_>

I don't know what they told you, but it turned out they needed to install equipment into the plane, which is a bummer. Anyway, that's all for now. Love you!


Tiina said...

aww! And yes, you SHALL OVERCOME!!! :D And it's good that you at least got your room changed. I mean, you need to be able to relax in your room, otherwise what's the point?