Friday, March 11, 2011

Friends Times 3

I've had a wonderful week spent with new friends here in Hoi An. Woman's Day was a true day of women bonding. My friendship with Ha and Thuey strengthened and I met a new friend, Jane.

Ha and Thuey had a day off from work at the hotel and we planned a trip into Da Nang to catch a movie and shop at the Big C. It's an odd, but very refreshing feeling that going into Da-Nang is a 'big deal' by bus might I add. Something so simple can mean so much. A true sign of a life of simplicity. We had a great time shopping for the simplest things like shampoo and conditioner.

It's wonderful having native Vietnamese friends. Even though their English is quite well, things still get lost in translation. So here came Jane, my english friend. She is so lovely and in a weird way I feel like I've known her my whole life. We get on very well and have enjoyed spending time together.

So my social life is starting to take off here! I've got 3 friends and ones going to leave in a few days. 3 friends are better than none! Glad to know I can still make friends on the other side of the world.


  1. So I have no idea how far you are from Japan, but I hope you are ok :) I'm glad your having such a great time and making friends! the weather looks beautiful... can you send some this way? :-P

    Elizabeth, Jason & Sophie

  2. Just wanted to say, 'Hi",cuzinette,".So enjoying your entries. Wonderful how the world can heal itself: your experience of Viet Nam is so different from what so many of my generation (American and Vietnamese) experienced. Here's to the mundane pleasure of buying shampoo! xox David Bruce W.

  3. I'm ok. no worries (or so i think) over here. I'll try and send some nice weather you're way liz!

    DBW- love hearing from you.. book a ticket with Aunt Pattie would ya??