Does the climate makes beauties?
I was in Da Nang City where was almost middle of Vietnam. In the bright
sunshine, I sit at the table for breakfast on the terrace.
Well, it's so nice to be relaxed morning time. Today, I gotta go back to
Tokyo. But at first, I'll take a flight to Hanoi. "What time is the
flight?" I look at the ticket which I purchased a couple of days ago.
It says "11:00" "Well, I have an hour and half to go. From
Da Nang to ..... Ho Chi Minh Cit ..... wait a minute. Gosh! It's not flight
for Hanoi."I feel chill run down my spine. Then the morning calm turns
into the quick.
I run into the reception desk. "I.. I.. Is there Vietnam Air Line
office around here?"Now I'm back to the usual busy morning. Contrary
to my confusion, the beautiful receptionist in Ao dai dress are quite cool.
After listening my story, she asks me to give her the ticket and 5000Don.
She tells me sticking around the lobby, and takes a ride on the back seat
of the Xeom(moto taxi), and runs away. What will it be in the end?
I sit down on the couch in the lobby as she said. Brilliant sun shine of
Vietnam fall on the plants in the patio. Even in the urgent situation like
this, I can be relaxed now. Maybe it's because bright sunshine and mild
Going down to the south from rainy and mossy ancient capital Hue, the climate
changes dramatically after crossing over the Hai Bang pass. In Da Nang
City, bright sun light always shine on. And palm trees make cool shade.
I'm not sure that the climate effects to the figure or character of the
people. But in fact, from Da Nang to Hoi An, the people's nature also seemed
sunshiny. And I saw many beautiful women.
Ah! The little sunshine in Ao dai is coming back. "Here you go. This
is the ticket for HANOI. And the 5000 Don was for Xeom. OK?"The surface
of the ticket was re-written. Fortunately, the departure time is same to
the wrong flight. She is so kind. I thank her very much.
Finally, I sat on the seat to Hanoi. Shortly after, the small jet named
Fokker took off. When the air plane slowly made the ascending arc above
Danan Bay, I saw the Son Tra Mt. which used be called "Monkey Mountain"
by US soldiers in the wartime.
"Portrait" Hoi An, Vietnam 2005