Finally! Seems like it’s taken forever. It hasn’t of course, but I’m not particularly patient when it comes to waiting. Anyway, I’VE GOT A JOB! It’s in Salinas and I’ll be working for Monterey County. Secretarial work. Happily. I’ve always wanted to live in Monterey, but jobs were scarce there. I’d thought about working in Salinas and living in Monterey, but I think the commute … Continue reading I HAVE A JOB!!!

I thought somethin’ was up…..

…..when I left for work this morning ~ there was a big tarp hanging over the street (alley, actually). I figured my neighbors were having a party and when I got home from work…. …… sure ‘nuf….there’s a party goin’ on!  This happens a lot here.  A party is happening right in the middle of the street with motorbikes running right through it the whole … Continue reading I thought somethin’ was up…..

In the Old Quarter

Since I’ve been here, I’ve been staying in what’s called the ‘Old Quarter’.  I understand it’s the oldest continually developed area of Vietnam.  It’s an incredibly busy, bustling place.  Motorbikes, cars, bicycles and buses zooming by at a pretty fast pace considering that the sidewalks are just about completely taken up by vendors and one generally must walk along side the street in order to … Continue reading In the Old Quarter