Thursday, December 15, 2005
This smiling girl was also outside our hotel the Saigon Tourane every morning about the crack of dawn selling the local news paper. She didn't speak any english but would try to sell me a vietnamese newspaper. That wasn't going to fly.....so I would give her the standard "Xin Chao em" and off she would go to her next stop.....which was 2 doors down at the DaNang Hotel and ply her trade there. Very industrious people, every house has a store on the ground floor selling something and alittle of everything be it toiletries or candy and smokes, pop and some have gas stations signified by having little bottles filled with gasoline setting out on the curb. a litre at a time, no fancy Sunoco stations here.....just the basics baby!