‘Saigon. Oh, spoons. I’m still only in Saigon.’ Wasn’t that what Martin Sheen said?
Then there was that Robin Williams chap. A little too fond of the sound of his own voice, that one. And wasn’t the heat on in Saigon, according to Jonathan Pryce in ‘Miss Saigon’?
Yes, armed with my copy of ‘Meditations In Green’ by Stephen Wright, I am now on my way to Vietnam. I’m going via Bangkok, where it’s all just kicking off this weekend.
My latest journey will take me right through the country from Saigon to Hanoi and many other stopping points, travelling down along coastal and rural Vietnam routes in search of fine food, because we’re on a culinary quest to find the best in Vietnamese cuisine. I’m avoiding the most obvious touristy stuff and hope to find something a little more exciting (although hopefully not as exciting as my disastrous Sri Lanka trip, when I had to be airlifted from a disaster zone).
I’ll be traveling for just over two weeks, but whenever I can find wi-fi I’ll post and try to keep the blog up-to-date.