– We are back in Thailand now. Full Vietnam post(s?) later when I am less tired.
– Having internet in the room is good for my working remotely but terrible for my sleeping. Apparently being abroad is not a guarantee that you won’t stay up unnecessarily late for absolutely no reason.
– Orange Oreos are superior to the purple ones but still not very good and weirdly mentholated. Possibly something to do with their being ice cream flavor?
– David has added “Countdown” to his repertoire of songs that can be made about tuktuks.
– The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi is basically a demented fever dream of Communism. It is contested only by the White Temple in Chiang Rai, which has a pit of sculpted hands and a mural of 9/11 that includes Darth Vader on it, for the “Most Surreal Tourist Attraction I Have Seen So Far.”
– Everyone in Vietnam loves “My Heart Will Go On.” Even the crews of the Halong Bay boat tours, which just seems inappropriate.
– Vietnamese night buses are vastly superior to Cambodian ones even if people do sometimes sleep in the aisles.
– There is still no soap in Thailand. There is, however, always someone, somewhere, playing the song from Music & Lyrics.
– Getting dresses tailored in Asia when you have a 36-inch hip measurement apparently means you have to sit yourself down and have a long talk with your self-esteem. And your decision fatigue. More on that later.
– Planning to replace every article of clothing in my backpack with elephant pants.
– Have been invited to stay on a dairy farm in New Zealand 15 minutes from the Hobbiton set so I’ll see all of you in like five years maybe.