Friday, December 10, 2010

i love the smell of my palm in the morning

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this place is crazy, everything is so sick! the food! its insane, the people are also insane but also very nice and the scenery is insanely nice. I'm only 2/5ths of the way through and i've lost my mind, thanks to complete immersion in supreme glory, more times than i figured were obtainable. I'm currently sitting in my room dealing with a very pleasant breeze, over looking a pool of relentless appeal, apart from the armies of old german couples fine tuning their aqua aerobic routines in the shrouded secrecy of the jungle, enjoying life. Upon realising i have been seduced by the rhythmic bob of these enthusiasts my attention has diverted back to the task at hand, writing this speil so i can hit the hay for a day of two wheeled country side shredding!


to the business, we flew into ho chih minh city late in the evenings of a day last week, not really sure of the specifics, and it was a real non event until we'd settled in, it wasn't until we had settled that my brother and i realised how keen we were to to get stuff done!! We headed across to a nearby nightclub and it was here that i realised how much fun i was going to have trying to get my head around their way of going about living, and from what i've gathered so far- they've got it dialled well and proper... We later stumbled into a vietnamese history teacher slash soon to be eng/viet translator (yes! i shouted) who took us, by scooter, to a local pool hangout where we sunk balls, beverages and tall tales...

This sort of affair: meeting up with locals, going to play pool, trying to find pho ga, failing to find pho ga, catching a cab for $2.80, hungry, has happened a few times so far and each time i can happily concede that they rank very very high in the most enjoyable nights out i've had..

Unforunately this rant sucks and i felt it nessecary to post a big rant, which is a shame, so hopefully at some stage soon i'll be able to post something sick!! even the photos are kinda lame :/ but thats alright!! as there is plenty of proper shots to come (i picked these at random, basically..), i don't have much to work on but i got gimp on this pc and it lets me resize (18minutes later) so it'll do for now :D AND HOW'S THIS!! i've been shooting mostly on film and i sent some rolls off today to get printed and the cost for 36's is $3.89 ;) i don't really care about the quality of the prints, i just need to know that this Black and White film i scored is sick and the ultrawide i've ghettrofitted to my FM is working as intended. to be honest, i could lose every photo i have and will take on this trip and not be (majorly) qualming.



i would like to, from here on in post a few piccies and a rant most nights- mainly to reduce the waist of my post-trip post...







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yew!!! more glory seeeewn.


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