Humidity central

Despite a long day yesterday, and a late bedtime, I was up and about shortly after 7am. Simply, once the light starts to pour into the rooms I find it hard to get back to sleep, so I got up and tinkered about on the interwebnet while the PCs were both free.

One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was that Andy got his passport back. It had fallen down the back of one of the beds and into someone else’s locker. They’d handed it in, and it had been taken to the British embassy by the staff here. Both were happily united and relief abounded.

Andy set off this evening for a beach resort down the coast, but will be back in a week to fly off to Thailand. It’s cheaper to work his way back up here and fly from Hanoi than from Ho Chi Minh City.

Obviously, we had to have lunch one more time at the City View. Burgers as usual! The staff are getting to know us. I managed to drag two girls from the hostel up there later in the evening as well. I had a hamburger, just for a change. It was rather delicious.

I also bought about 12 DVDs and 2 CDs. Which cost me less than 7 quid. OK, they’re all hokey, but they’ll give me something to do in the evenings as I count my way down to the NZ flight. Pretty much all I did was loaf – we watched 40 Year Old Virgin in the Buffalo Bar into the late evening while trying to ignore around 10 french brats running up and down the stairs, screaming. Thankfully I think they’re only here for a rugby tournament and will be gone in 2 days.

And that’s really it for the day. I have a feeling there’ll be a few of these “not much happened” posts this week, unless I opt for the Mai Chau biking trip. I’ll be struggling to pay for it, though, until some money transfers between two accounts.

Regarding the title of today’s post, the humdity was a stunning 80%. Just a short stroll outside was enough to coat you in sticky sweat. Thankfully, the dorms are air conditioned!

2 thoughts on “Humidity central

  1. is it as hot as the uk on a *really, really* hot day? I have unfrotunatley never been abroad (a situation i hope to remedy soon.)

  2. Hotter. Well, temps in the UK usually peak at 35 or thereabouts once every few years for a day or so. In Hanoi, overnight temperatures are in the 20s with daytime regularly in the mid-30’s.

    Thailand, I would say, is hotter. Vietnam, though, is more humid. It’s a different kind of heat. More like being stuck in a steam cooker than a greenhouse.

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