You Say Ho Chi Minh, I Say Saigon– Marty Got There

Marty going native with a dim sum breakfast

Despite typhoon Megi (note– typhoons are in the pacific, hurricanes in the atlantic) threatening to arrive in Vietnam at the same time as Marty’s flight, he arrived safely and the weather is great.  According to him (and the roadmonkey intinerary) he had a “soft landing” and got to spend the night in a nice hotel.  While a western breakfast was an option, Marty had Dim Sum and green tea.  His friend John, (from Chicago and the other architect helping with the project) marveled that Marty was going “native” already.  Right now Marty is going even more native by walking around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) before getting ready to board for Nha Trang this afternoon (well, afternoon in Vietnam– 12 hours ahead of ET).  He called me on Skype (since normal phone calls are $5/min ). I can’t believe how great the voice quality is on that.  It’s the first time I’ve used it on my cell phone.  I’ll be updating this blog (and with better pictures when they arrive) for him.  When he can log on he’ll try to update it himself.  For the rest of the trip, though, his access to the rest of world will be very limited. Good thing he’s going native.  I’m sure he’ll blend right in.

Susan

6 responses to “You Say Ho Chi Minh, I Say Saigon– Marty Got There

  1. Susan and Marty,
    We knew Marty would fit right in. Marty will be very popular over there. We are delighted that you and Marty are keeping us informed in this way
    Mom/Joy

  2. sus and Marty

    We knew you would fit right in! Marty and welove the way you just dive into new environments, like at O.C.
    We love the blog. thanks

    Mom/joy

  3. Marty and Sus.

    we knew you would fit right in Marty, just like you did at O.C. When you just dived into the waves.
    we love the blog.

    Mom/Joy

  4. Dude. Nice pic. I have some doubt you will go unnoticed what with your slightly diff pigmentation. But try to get into pickup basketball–you will DOMINATE. And have a great trip… Keep the pictures coming.

  5. Hey! So glad you got there safely–Enjoy the trip!

    Love,
    Julie

  6. Marty,

    You’re amazing! That is some adventure. Mom and Dad are here with us in Bettystown till Tuesday. I’m showing them your exploits. Thanks to Susan for the updates!! Hope you’re doing great, Sis! Keep them coming.

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