Sunday, 28 December 2008

miss saigon? i certainly will

tonight, our last in saigon, we have been on a cocktail crawl

long island iced tea (lethal) on the 32 floor of the trade centre as evening fell and the lights came on all over the city

saigon iced tea ( lethal) on the roof terrace of the rex hotel a gorgeous deco cruise ship of a building by the hô chi minh hôtel de ville as was

vietnam plays and wins a seminal football match against thailand and the city goes ballistic

at dawn we laeve for the delta

fowler unmasked

Dear Jane,

Thanks for letting me know that there is indeed a film of 'The Quiet American' which you have recently enjoyed.
But why, oh why, so swift in your response to what was after all the vaguest of enquiries? Don't you have better things to do than email, with a vast family to feed at Christmastide?
Now when I read of Fowler and 50's Saigon, all I see is Michael Caine in a backlot at Elstree!

David's dengue(?) fever is on the mend; tomorrow we leave Saigon for the Mekong delta, and a few days later we sail upstream to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.