Singing boat trips
Trip Start Sep 30, 2006
149Trip End Dec 24, 2008
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We came here to see the beach and check out the small islands off the coast line. You can snorkel round them, so we signed up for a boat trip with Mama Linh and the next morning we set off with Binh our sleazy tour guide. Binh introduced himself and asked all the single ladies on the boat to raise their hands then confessed he also was single and was a great kisser, dancer, lover and an all round smooth guy. Pass the sick bucket.
Back on the boat the crew had cooked us a tasty Vietnamese lunch and after wards they cleared the deck to build a stage. A make-shift drum kit from oil containers was produced, an electric guitar and three microphones appeared and the crew started the Mama Linh band singing a Vietnamese song. The audience sat around the sides of the boat watching, the drunk Irish in amusement and the sober Vietnamese in dis-belief, at the impromptu band. We all got asked which country we came from and the band responded with playing a national classic and inviting the audience up to the stage for a Vietnamese pop idol style sing-a-long. Two Brits got up for a chorus and verse of yellow submarine, Aussies had waltzing matilda and the Americans got some beach boys number. It was hilarious.
We walked down to sit on the beach at sunset the next day and a family sitting close by walked over and offered us a portion of their food. It was a tasty un-identified piece of green fruit cut into chunks that we dipped into chili sauce along with a nice giant fish cracker, similar to a popadom and a chewy piece of dried fish that tasted so bad we had to carefully bury it in the sand when they didn't notice. It was a nice gesture.
We hopped on the bus the next day to Dalat, high in the mountain to escape the touts and heat.
Love Dan & Kat