Good Morning Vietnam

For you food lovers out there, I've got a doozy. But first, a quick note.

I'd like to apologize about the negative tone of my previous couple posts. They aren't necessarily a reflection on a change of attitude towards traveling, as some have suggested. It is more just that travelling isn't always sunny. I have tried to do my best to keep this blog that way, but I must have let a couple slide. (Actually, just that one, because the Christmas lights one was actually a happy one that was just poorly phrased.)

After a long day of travel yesterday, I woke up this morning on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam. (Okay, not technically on the beach, because the sand fleas would have gotten me, but close enough.) To celebrate a new country, currency, and culture, I went out for a big breakfast. I ordered a tomato omelette, fresh orange juice (no ice), and a pineapple pancake. (I was hungry). The omlette turned out to be huge and come with prolly 3 sliced tomatoes and 2 baguettes. Then came the "pancake", which was actually breaded, deep-friend pineapple slices, served with sweetened condensed frosting of some sort. So good, yet so unexpected. Tea was thrown in as a freebie, with the total bill coming to 37,000 dongs (quit that snickering), which is about $2.50. After nearly 3 months of traveling, this is the first real cultural breakfast I've experienced, and I loved it.
Saturday December 9 2006File under: travel, Vietnam

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on Sun 10th Dec, 2006 10:06 am UTC bob said:
i had a fun "cultural breakfast" experience in bolivia too. i was starving and decided to go for the "farmer's breakfast", which turned out to be a mountain of rice topped with two 12-ounce steaks topped with two fried eggs and covered with gravy. yours looks a little more appetizing.
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on Sun 10th Dec, 2006 04:19 pm UTC Andrew said:
dude. i miss your "American Breakfasts" of Thailand. Tell me they aren't gone!
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on Mon 11th Dec, 2006 06:43 am UTC Wren said:
Bob: That pretty much settles it. I'm headed to Bolivia next.
Andrew, they aren't calling them "American Breakfasts" anymore, but they are same same...but different
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on Mon 11th Dec, 2006 11:58 pm UTC Sonya said:
Wren, Leah has been solo in Vietnam. I am going to forward your blog to her.
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