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VIETNAM | Thursday, 6 November 2008 | Views [521]

Looking like this the morning after.

Looking like this the morning after.

Don’t drink in Saigon. It’s cheap and tempting I know. I agree it’s alluring to sit on those flimsy little plastic chairs with your rotund backside nicely nestled at your local bia hoi, however stand up and the chair is still surprisingly stuck around your arse. If that’s not enough to contend with the hangover will make you want to die.

A heavy night drinking leads to a heavy day sleeping. Close humidity means that dehydration sets in quickly. A sugary drink is supposed to help, but instead it churns around in the mixing factory of your stomach threatening to regurgitate. Apparently coconut milk helps. Thank god there in abundance.

Bottom line is: IGNORE ALL SIGNS OFFERING UP ALCOHOL. Saigon red is poison, rice wine is like paint stripper, snake wine – well, does it need to be explained? Also solo drunken wanderings are just not apt for this city. If hell bent on it look after your wallet, your phone and your penis.

Tags: bia hoi, drinking, drunk, vietnam



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