Thursday, November 15, 2007

Various Invasions

lj-music: The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

I'm spending my last day in my hotel room before moving to the house that Fred and Chum just rented. It's a little sad, as it definitely marks the end of my tenure in Saigon, although I'm not feeling too heartbroken about leaving the aggressively flirtatious security guard who stole my soap.
My last month here has been hilarious, incorporating several motorcycle trips to the beach, swarms of irate monkeys, and a visit to Saigon's "Cultural Amusement Park" which defies description in its absurdity, and beats the hell out of ANY amusement park in the U.S., due to the fact that they have no safety standards.

I have no intention of writing a super long post, since I still haven't finished packing three months of my life. I did, however, wish to provide you all with a small gem that I feel completely sums up this country, and is, in its own way, symbolic of my life here:

Due to flooding in the Mekong Delta as a result of recent meteorological disasters on the coast of Vietnam, FIVE THOUSAND CROCODILES HAVE ESCAPED FROM FARMS AND BREEDERS AND HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY TO REMOTE FISHING VILLAGES UP THE COAST. Adults and Children alike are fleeing their farms and homes to escape the massive influx of diabolical, flesh eating predators. This is amazing.

I'll be home Monday!