It’s time to go home. I need a haircut. I’m tired of living out of a suitcase.
As much as I love being in Hue, some things wear thin after awhile. Because we Americans have so much electronic “stuff”, we always want more electrical outlets. We always bring along our 220 volt multiple outlets and still have to swap different devices to be recharged. Think camera batteries, laptops, mobile phones, AA batteries. Recharging batteries is complicated by the fact that electricity is disconnected when you leave your hotel room.
We’ve been riding around Hue on Trang’s motorbike. It’s kinda kewl to be using her bike. I am reminded of Trang every time I use the key – she put her key on a pony tail ornament and used it as a key ring. It’s been a little threatening to my masculinity to be seen with such a key ring. Thanx for the use of your moto, Trang.
And, we rode out to visit her family on the moto. Trang’s village is north of Hue – about 15 kilometers – and her brother and sister came to show us the way. It really was a most pleasant afternoon – nothing fancy, just nice conversation with nice people. This was the Mystery Guest Blogger’s first visit to Trang’s home. The ladies of the house prepared some great food and of course, the hospitality was wonderful. Thanx to Tuan for going along as translator.
Speaking of Tuan, we celebrated with him when he found he was accepted to the doctoral program in environmental science at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He is also a budding photographer. We went out to the Thanh Toan bridge a few days ago because we both wanted to experiment with a post-processing technique.
Once again, it’s time to leave. Yes, it will be nice to sleep in my own bed and to see my cat again – but shall also miss my second home.