The difference between my trip to the Philippines and Vietnam is undesirable. This thing called “work” that allows me the means to travel can really put a cramp in enjoying it, as you can tell from my lack of Blog Posts on this trip.
I do have to comment on one particular peculiarity I have discovered. Apparently toilet paper is considered a luxury item in most office buildings! This piece of information can become especially important in a country where Montezuma’s revenge or simply have your morning coffee can present a situation best avoided if possible!
What would you do if: You’re sitting in a bathroom stall of a large office building with your pants around your ankles, your morning coffee and/or Montezuma’s revenge having taken their effect, your meeting is starting in 10 minutes, and there is no toilet paper, no paper towels or any other paper product and the entire bathroom:
I did just think of a similarity between my trip to Vietnam and this one, I remember a few long hours at day break on the Mekong Delta after a few cups of local coffee in a similar predicament, but compounded by the fact that there are no bathrooms on the Mekong Delta, makes the lack of good paper seem small.