Growing up, my brother and I often sought refuge in Readers’ Digest books.
I’ve found a hard cover classic here – add tropical weather and a big, frosty glass of freshly squeezed watermelon … who’s in a hurry to go back to the political morass of Australia? 🤠
– Vung Tau, Vietnam
These golden balls are mashed potato, cheese, onion and bacon, crumbed and deep fried.
Made by the cook, of course.
I did mean to save you one … but I forgot.
“Khoai tây tán chiên voí phô mai”, in Vietnamese.
USD4.70, Belly’s Watering Hole (popular Aussie bar/eatery), Vung Tau, Vietnam
A cruel trick: why is the contents label writing so tiny on beer bottles/cans?
The companies must know we will have sampled a few before trying to read the alcohol content. Haha
Anyway, this is Tiger Crystal – the bar staff in SE Asia call it “Tiger light” (hah!) but it’s 4.6% … at USD1, just right in my book.
Dong dill: Easily confused in a dark bar or street.
Locals, tho, NEVER make that mistake Haha.
But most Vietnamese are honest (it’s a Buddhist thing) and, if you are polite to them, will tell you if you mistakenly hand them the larger note. They’ll certainly tell you if you mistakenly hand them the smaller note!
“I’m blissfully not addicted to other peoples’ opinions.”
I choose where I go, and enjoy what I choose. 🤠
Shall I venture into the Heart of Darkness … where 3 jaded hookahs of differing exotic flavors sit at the bar, waiting for a hosepipe and a light.
Giggle Gas: bring your rubber refills into the bar and they fill ’em up for a fee. No excuse to not have a good time here. Me, I stick to the hard stuff: “Another Saigon Special beer, thanks barkeep.” That’s how I roll 😎