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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Posted by Nancy on March 30, 2008

Things we’re glad we brought with us:

  • A computer.  There are computers with internet access in the lobby but it is much nicer having one in our room.  We are on it a lot.  If you have a little extra money lying around and want a computer that is really easy to transport, you might consider one of these.  You can find them online for $350 and up for the 4G model.  They have a 7″ screen, are shock proof, and only weigh 2 pounds.  They also now come loaded with XP.
  • A book.  I like to read, and there is down time where reading is a good diversion.  I brought Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin and am enjoying it thoroughly.  Thanks, Lolly.
  • Trial size bottles of laundry detergent.  We send most things out, but still need this.
  • A 1st Class Sleeper from Magellans.  Great back support on the flight (folded in half most of the time) and cushioning on the train.

Things we wish we had brought:

  • More short sleeve shirts.  The ten day weather forecast for Hanoi said highs in the 60’s before we left, but it has been in the 70’s and 80’s.
  • For the same reason, Matt wishes he had brought shorts.
  • More chocolate for the kids in the orphanage.  That was such a rare treat for them.
  • Our spouses.  Would have been nice.

Things we could have left behind:

  • Baby blankets.  We don’t need these.
  • Make up.  Almost no one wears it, including the tourists.
  • The camera with rechargeable batteries.  When the charger doesn’t work the camera is useless.  Glad we brought two cameras and a camcorder.
  • Not much else.  We traveled pretty light since the biggest sitcase was full of blankie buddies, toys, and school supplies.  We have lots of room for souvenirs on the return flight.

Things we miss most:

  • Being able to turn on the faucet and get a drink of water.
  • Ice.  If you can’t drink the water you can’t use the ice.  Warm drinks suck.
  • Fresh air.  The gasoline fumes are noxious.
  • Home.

One Response to “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things”

  1. Elaine said

    If you can get online to post, why has no one been onling to chat? Hmmm?????

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