Return to Saigon!

I’m just a little bit excited about an upcoming trip to my old home, Saigon. Though it will be for a fleeting few days, I can’t wait to:

+ catch up with friends remaining in Saigon
+ visit my old local coffee shop, home-away-from home and adopted Vietnamese family, who have since expanded with no less than three new babies in the past twelve months(!)
+ eat, eat and eat some more at a combination of old favourites and new finds
+ drink copious amounts of cafe sua da
+ barhop and try not to drink copious amounts of cocktails
+ foot massage, body massage, manicure, pedicure, hairwash/massage/blowdry, foot scraping and maybe even fish foot massage (i.e. have fish eat dead skin from my feet…if I can bear it)
+ shop. Alot.
+ walk, explore, watch, meet, talk, dream and be inspired by the colour, smells, light, sounds and energy of the city.

Ok, now I’m officially excited!


5 Responses

  1. Kristina September 3, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Wow! Sounds perfect to me! Have a wonderful time!!

  2. devoured September 13, 2012 / 11:58 am

    Thanks Kristina! It’s still not for a while (late October) but as always, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself with trip anticipation!!

  3. Marie September 17, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    What?! How exciting. I’m totally envious, of course. Are you taking the whole family?

  4. devoured September 17, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    Hi Marie! It is pretty exciting.. and no, it’s an adult’s only jaunt this time(!) so it will be nice to experience the city without lugging strollers in and out of taxis, stopping kids bouncing around said taxis and having to fend off people over excitedly squeezing the kids limbs. Not that they weren’t fun times…!

  5. devoured October 3, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    Scrap the comment above – the kids are now coming. Taxis and stroller schlepping here we come! Actually excited to see the city again through excited little eyes.

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