Some news from the other side of the world!

Dear followers, readers & travelers,

Sorry for the lack of posts on here… I have been very busy lately and have been doing kind of two jobs at the same time since more than 3 months now.

A bit hard to handle but still alive and very happy to go back home in Nice for the summer holiday. A nice break is well deserved and it was time! 🙂 Time to celebrate my first year in Vietnam as well by the way. Yes, time goes fast, I don’t even realize I am here since 12 months already!

But some nice projects are coming up in August  and I really can’t wait to tell you more about that!!

Summer plans in France are going to be very busy, I already planned to go to Nice (of course), Corsica (Calvi on the Rock I am coming!!), Paris, Normandy & England, all of this in 1 month time, so I already expect to be frustrated on my way back. A lot of people to see, and I really can’t wait 🙂 and a lot of shopping to do!! Vietnam is so not appropriate for shopping, this is the thing I am missing the most. Of course, I will come back full of cosmetics as well and I have already started to order things here and there 🙂 I miss cooking and cooked food as well so much, I hope to have time to do some nice things at home!

Follow me on Instagram if you want to see my cool gallery from the other side of the planet 🙂 @FrenchyDiary

I leave you with this amazing breakfast I did the other day, that reminded me of my years in England (Thanks Sarah, if you are around, for showing me this <3) & proof that I miss Europe a little bit 🙂

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By the way, you can check out my photography project in Vietnam: www.marionauvietnam.jimdo.com I added some new cities lately 🙂 An amazing trip in Phu Quoc Island for my birthday, and some pretty ones from North Vietnam, Sapa and Thon Chi.

 

Marion xx

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Random Story #1

No pictures for this kind of posts. That what makes a Random Story, something unexpected that happen to you one day, and it goes so fast that you can’t even picture it.

It’s TET in Vietnam, or the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year as you want. That means EVERYTHING is close: shops, restaurants, small supermarkets. Only some street food are serving you, and most of the time, they cook only one dish for everyone.

That day, myself and Mr D. were wondering around the District 2, looking for a Bun Bo Hue or a soup to eat for lunch. We arrived close to Metro, the big supermarket, in front of which was actually an ‘open’ street food supposed to serve Bun Bo, Pho, … As soon as we stopped, a random Vietnamese guy came to us, invite us around his friends’ table in order to have a beer. #howcute!

We didn’t have time to sit that the beer was already served! Haha #Vietnamesewayofdoingthings

Funny thing is that the conversation was very limited as their level of English is low and our level of Vietnamese was even lower. The first thing we understood is that they were not serving food because it was Tet. Then that it was a Happy time because of the New Year. We met his friends, or actually most of the Metro’s staff and boss; and his family.

5 mins later, food was serve, no Bun Bo, no Pho, but lots of different dishes to share: Beef and beans, noodles and omelet, hot sausages.. ‘Well I think they are inviting us to eat with them’. 

And that’s how we found ourselves having a normal lunch with random Vietnamese people, talking shit, eating good food and drinking beers 🙂

 

Random tip: we tried an amazing Chilli sauce made of: salt, pepper, chilli and lemon. Simple, strong and delicious!