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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Get The Party Started!

Today I met my group.
I got given a list of names last night so I already knew that it was going to be 11 girls, and me. But it turns out there are 2 other guys. In total we have 15. 2 married couples, the rest women, and of course me.

Nationalities range from New Zealand to Russia to Portugal to South Africa and there are also a couple of girls from Reading...one of which has a few friends in Knaphill and Chobham- SMALL FRICKING WORLD!!

Everyone is so nice and I'm really excited about the next few weeks. I've already become good friends with the two English girls (Sarah and Nicola) as well as the South African (also Sarah) and the New Zealand (Stacey). We all had dinner together as a big group to get the party started and everyone is really friendly and welcoming to one another.

After dinner we went to a water puppet show which was actually quite funny- slightly lacking in quality but humorous nonetheless and after that we hit the hustle and bustle of the night markets. (I'm not looking to buy anything in particular but it was nice to be in such a rammed environment and experiencing the local culture if bargaining)

Tomorrow evening we get a night train up to the mountains in Sapa where we stay in a hotel for a night and then also it's out first (of a couple) of nights in a Vietnamese home. I'm not sure what signal will be like in Sapa, so may not blog for a few days, but I'll be sure to catch you all up when I get back ok a few days.

Take care for now people.



1 comment:

  1. Okay, I am now officially very very jealous. Have a ball xxxx