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I met the Monkey

I promised you a picture of the monkey and here it is. He (or maybe she) was just sitting there on his perch. So different and so interesting at the same time. I took this picture on our way to a team lunch at Nam Pho Restaurant. This was the same place we ate yesterday. I tried everything on the table and it was all pretty good, including the octopus. Yes, you read that right, octopus.

I was invited to dinner by the team and they took Scott and I to a very authentic Vietnamese restaurant. The place was so local it didn't even have a name. I had a noodle soup with several different meats. The restaurant was down the street from the office, then down a narrow alley, then down another narrow alley. I can't believe anyone can find the place. We were literally eating in their 1 bedroom house, right next to their bed. You can see the pictures of my day here.

After dinner, I headed back to the markets with Kevin, but most of the shops were closed again. They must close at 7 PM. I did find my father-in-law a gift though. Can't tell you what it is in case he's reading this.

I'm learning a lot about the culture every day; one of the things I hoped to accomplish on this trip. I miss the kids and Beth, but she tells me they are still alive. Can't wait to see them next week.

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  1. Wow Andy, we are in total awe of your trip! What an experience, but I know that it's hard being away from Beth and the children. Keep up the postings! Hope your travels will send you to Arizona one day so we can see you ALL again ;-) ~the Malloy's

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  2. i didnt know mags was going to be out there too

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