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Day 22 - The day before going home

Av Magnus Ekstrand - 25 juni 2017 17:04

First of all. Thank you all for reading. This will be the last day that I record for my Vietnam travels. It's been a great trip but I am really looking forward to returning to Sweden. This could well be noticed since we spent most of the day just taking it easy. We slept late and after this I went out solo to do some souvenir shopping but found surprisingly little. I bought a few things and am proud to say that I haggled for everything without angering the shopkeeper. After this we bought tickets for a water puppet show which was amazing. The scene was a decently large pool where the puppeteers had their puppets enter from the back and sides. They handled them with quite the skill. And even if all dialouge was in Vietnamese both me and Martin enjoyed the show. It also feautured traditional Vietnamese music and some instruments I've never seen before.

After this we met up with Esther to have dinner, we acually had Burger King which was decent. After this we walked around one of the local lakes where all cartraffic had been blocket to allow for various activities such as street performances, games and socializing.

Right now we are both back at the hotel and are resting for our travels tomorrow. Martin will be working 6 days straight after arriving back at Sweden so I can really understand him wanting some rest. Even I who've a week off when I get back feel tired and kinda weary after our travels. I guess I am not the scout I once was. I would like to end this journey with a poem, just like the last one. But it doesn't come to me as it used too. But who knows maybe one day my mind and heart will sing in unison once again. For now, I am content to let them ease down and enjoy the feeling of tiredness take over. As I said above, thank you yet again for following me. Even if I also write for my own benifit it always nice to share with others. 

Goodbye, farewell for now,

and untill I see you again,

stay well and healthy


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