I think you've probably guessed just how smitten I am with Vietnam - especially the food and drink! Let's start with the coffee: super strong, super delicious, and a fun array of different varieties. I tried every different version that I could, including hot black coffee, iced black coffee, hot coffee with condensed milk, iced coffee with condensed milk, coffee with ice and yoghurt, and even coffee with egg! (Although this latter one was a bit sickly and not my favourite.) Without a doubt, my all-time favourite coffee type (after either of the strong, black varieties) was the coffee with ice and yoghurt! So perfect - kind of like a coffee smoothie or coffee frappe. Here are a few of these amazing creations:
The traditional coffee, pictured here, was also great: sweet and strong and I like the fact you get your own little filter each time:
Ok, so you can't just live off tea and coffee alone. When I wasn't skulling delicious beverages I was usually munching away on their staple fast-food (found on literally every corner) of a small filled baguette (I opted for the egg, salad, and chilli/sauce version every time),
Everything was just so fresh. No wonder as it's coming straight from here in the mornings:
On to the running run-down! Last week I got in a couple of BEAUTIFUL runs out in the 'bush' near Wisemans Ferry - a stunning part of Australia along the Hawksbury River where there's no phone or wifi coverage, just lots of trees and kangaroos (and spiders, unfortunately) - bliss! (Albeit from the spiders). These were the nearest neighbours:
Now I'm off to dream about that fantastic pho, mmmmm...... Have a f&*ken fantastic week one and all!!!