So It's no surprise that I wake up at 2:30 am.
After a bit of translating, I sleep like a log again from 4 to 6 am.
And the sun is rising. In a spot that is completely different from the one that I'm used to here, LOL.
And it doesn't angle sideways towards the South when it has cleared the horizon. It goes up pretty much VERTICALLY from the horizon, the entire time until Noon shining straight onto my balcony. Freaky!
The breakfast terrace is still LOCKED at 7:05 am.
|5 hours on this? It's an acquired taste ! (not my pic)|
Breakfast is open at 7:45. But Grandma, The Pink Lady's mother is NOT there. I sincerely hope she is OK.
Wow. I NEEDED this trip. I'm going to SLEEP so much in the coming week, LOL.
The internet in this place had its issues back in January but now it is bordering on useless. I tried buying a plane ticket from Da Nang to Bangkok before my nap and 5 attempts failed because the Wifi disconnected. But then maybe my credit card has been revoked too, who knows, LOL.
Maybe I should head to La Croissette, the restaurant with the horrible tourist guests (Think PERVERT tattooed on the foreheads of 65 year old males), the excellent food, and the good Wifi?
I'm just about to do that when Microsoft pisses me off again.
I want to restart my computer to check whether that fixes the internet issues. It gives me the options 1) Restart & 2) UPDATE and Restart.
I choose 1), i.e. NO update at this time.
You can guess what it does. It shuts down and proceeds to install the updates.
I NEED a Linux computer again !
|Something I notice EVERY time I"m here: just WHY is the sky so BIG in this country?|
Then I walk over there in my HIGHLY irritated state to La Croissette. The last time I've been here was SIX MONTHS ago and the waitress recognizes me and even asks me while touching my shoulder "And how is everything with you?".
My computer all of a sudden works like a charm (Good WiFi here), so I book my flight from Da Nang to Bangkok at the end of the month while eating Kampot Pepper Squid.
A Thai Air Asia ticket bought from Kiwi.com as referred from Momondo.ca
(the latter is the site you want to book your flights with) will get me from Da Nang to Bangkok (a 1.5 hour flight) for CAD$ 128 ;-).
The world might be in the middle of the greatest mass extinction even ever with global warming about to generate 100 Million refugees in the next 15 years (So, are you STILL driving your car?????), but my world just became fabulous again.
Back at the hotel. I ask the owner for the Lobby WiFi password. Instead of just giving it to me she says "I will check".
This infuriates me almost to no end, until I get a phone call in my room 5 minutes later. They're asking me to move to the 4th floor. 4th floor? Unobstructed Mekong view? Hell, YES. Of course, the real reason is that they don't know how to fix the WiFi on the first floor and find it easier just to move me to a floor where the WiFi works. They REALLY need some hotel management skills, LOL.
It starts raining.
It starts POURING.
|Now that is a WET Vietnamese flag ;-)|
Is the world going to end? Nope. It stops half an hour later. And starts again. And stops again. But it doesn't cool this place down; au contraire. It just gets MUGGY.
I'm in my new room on the 4th floor (5th floor for you North-Americans who count the ground floor as the 1st floor).
WiFi is working great up here. The view is AMAZING.
|Why yes, that is the way to VIETNAM !|
|Evening cruise about to cross the reflection of the Russian Monster Hotel.|