After our full day on Saturday, we slept in until almost 9am on Sunday. This is unheard of luxury for me, and I loved it! The only bad news was that Kristen and Brian had to leave for the airport at around 11am which meant that we only had a brief time to breakfast and say goodbye. Though our time together was short, it was full of fun new memories. There is something magical about seeing friends from home in a faraway land where everything in the environment is new, but everything between you is familiar and comfortable. I know that eventually my friends in Vietnam will be old friends with rich shared histories, but now, at the beginning, it was lovely to recapture that for a weekend with the Sheridans.
Once my friends left, I still had a few hours before I had to head to the airport, so I wandered back into town to find a cafe that would sell me some juice and let me write some postcards. I had actually bought some stamps when I purchased the cards so it was important that I finish writing the cards before I left the country. I found a great little cafe, ordered a delicious smoothie and got to work. My only complaint about the cafe is that I couldn’t stay all day since they were going to air a QPR game late that evening.
After I finished writing my cards, I walked back to an English bookstore that Brian and Kristen had shown me. I had a lovely time perusing the stacks, and then I picked 4 books to take home to start my library in Vietnam. The owner was sweet and talked me into a 5th book that he was sure I would love. Then, I went for a massage and another stroll before catching my own ride to the airport.
I call the trip a success, and I am now willing to offer my honeymoon crasher skills to anyone else who decides to travel to Southeast Asia to celebrate your wedding.
Much love to my favorite newlyweds! I hope the rest of your journey was amazing!