flight was ok when we started but where 3 hours delayed!! so didnt arrive til 1 or 2 am or something, was pretty tired and ended up in 12 dollar guestb house that the mini bus man took us but have to say the bed and pillow where so comfy it was worth every cent, best bed since i left my own at home. was just a shame i had to get up for this interview!
got taxi to the school and aussie guy running the show very friendly told me everythingh one would nbeed to know is good money (15 dollars/hour) and full time (20-25 per week) so i will be rolling in it soon i hope! tomo i go in to meet the other teachers and to watch him teach then sat hel watch me for couple of hours then i think he should say defo if i have the job. they will also put me on some kind of business visa and sort it all out but i have to pay. will start with the younger children (5 years) then later on he said maybe i will move to teach the teenagers but even thats not bad as they only go up to 14 i think. after interview walked around the lake you see in the picture is very famous and very big and very nice! like the way theres a constant stream of people just sitting round it all day, just sitting. staying n the old quarter right at the top of a tiny guest house room is ok but still pricey do have a good view over this bit of town. tomo hunting for an aprtment ideally would like to be able to walk to work but wel see.just go where is cheapest i guess!! forgot to say the tunnels where really good at cu chi just outside saigon. very well done and informative with a really nice guide who was teaching me my first bits of vietnamese on the way! will defo do some lessons now as wont start work til 4pm mon-friday (weekend you work all day pretty much i think!!) the tunnels themseleves werent as scary as id expected as made them bigger for fatty tourists so but of a disapointment there but still good.
really enjoyed walking artound the old quarter today some lovely little shops and street stalls (and also some REALLY expensive looking ones!!!) tonight enjoyed my dinner had a noodle soup(whicih i love am so pleased you pass some1 selling themevery 5 secs!!) practically in this ladies house on tiny stole with tiny table watching everyone go by then ate down a little ally where people just open up the fronts of their houses to sell food stuffs - had a tall glass cup with mixed fruits yogurt and condensed milk. they give yoyyu a bowl of ice and your supposed to mash the whole thing up, was a really nice desert and agin just sitting on these tiny stalls in the street. is nice here as no specific backpacker area so your not surrounded on every side by tourists and over priced everything, feels much more local very nice. definalty thumbs up so far!!!which is good as il be spending a while here!
lots of love rachxx