My 7th day in Vietnam was a lazy day. The last few days were tiring and I needed to get some rest. The girl from California (Ellen) was not fully recovered yet so we just went out to have lunch. Then, it was raining for the rest of the day.
On my 8th day, Ellen was feeling a little better so we decided to go to Ben Thanh Market. After a few steps from the hostel, it started raining so we decided to go to Trung Nguyen Coffee. I got tea because I felt like I was coming down with something while she got Vietnamese Coffee which she enjoyed a lot. We were stuck for couple hours but it was a relaxing one.
When the rain finally stopped, we headed to the market but we didn’t spend much time in there because they pretty much have the same thing and stuff is expensive since this is where all the tourists go.
We then searched for a place to get her film developed. Yes, she has a film camera! It was challenging to find one but after all the walks, we finally found Kodak Express near the market. This made her happy because she has been waiting to see these pictures. It made me happy too because finally, the search was over.
We had to head back because I wanted to join the talking with the tourist group at 3PM in the park which she also did. I didn’t last for long though because I suddenly felt tired so I went back to my hostel. I took a shower then I felt like I was going to have a fever. I fell asleep until a whole bunch of noisy girls came in the room. I woke up with a headache so I walked out and went to the lounge on the 7th floor which was quiet for few minutes until the cleaners came to watch TV. I went back to my room and there was a girl packing her stuff so the lights were still on. She was talking to her friend in the room and at the same time was also on her phone which were slowing her down. I was not feeling well and how I wish I could tell them to shut up and turn the lights off but I know that I didn’t have a private room so I had to wait until I fell asleep.
Pretty much a terrible night for me but I knew tomorrow will be better.
I am a woman consumed by wanderlust. I am outgoing but I also love to spend time alone, live for “being yourself”. I love new situations and to meet new people.