So, Vietnam is kind of all planned. Well, as planned as it's likely to get until I arrive there and I cannot wait. No, really, I can't. If only to get away from the coldness of Tokyo for two weeks. And boy is it ever getting colder here. Although the days are still bright and sunny and midly warm some days.
And I don't know if it's the weather, or being knackered ALL the time, or the constant stream of falling ill, getting better, falling ill again that's been going on the last couple of months (colds, bugs, that kind of thing) or the fact I've had my period for two weeks now - something that has never happened to me before - and something that's been zapping my already totally zapped energy levels and although it hasn't been painful as such, has been rather uncomfortable.
I need a break.
I love what I do, most of the time, but I just need a break. Thankfully, I get 2.5 weeks and have already done so much Vietnam planning that I'll have a pretty relaxing time hopefully. Actually, I have never planned a trip for myself to the extent I've planned Vietnam. The only thing left unplanned are booking the internal flights and trains, which I'll do when I get there.
All my hotel rooms are uber budget. But I've booked private rooms with a bath. A bath. A real bath hopefully. A long bath. Since I became an adult, I've always been a shower person. It's rare I'm in the mood for a bath but this is a case of you always want want you haven't got. And in this case it's a bath that is longer than 2/3 length. One I can stretch my legs out in or even - gasp - lie down in.
The rooms look nice enough, but we'll see. I'm pretty easy to please. Just as long as they are quiet.
There is now one teaching day left until I fly.
At some stage I have to pack as well!
Not a great deal else has been going on. There's been a few parties recently, but I didn't go to all of the ones I should have gone to. I did manage to get my last karaoke of the year in on Sunday night though, so I'm happy about that.
I'm going to keep a written journal when I'm away, and most of the places I'm staying in appear to have free internet access, so I may update as I go. In case I don't though:
happy and peaceful holidays to everyone, and good wishes for a successful and healthy new year!