on the following day, first day of the year, we got up at 6, went to the cemetery to visit the dead and burn incense on their tombs, then went to the pagoda to pray and at 9am, i was drinking whisky over breakfast. 10.30, drinking beers, eating fries and some kind of fried, dried spicy porky disgusting thing with a bunch a middle aged guys who talked to me in vietnamese and whose relation to the family i ignore... busy morning but it was the only busy moment of the whole stay. we then went back 'home' and stayed there the whole day, only briefly going out to a fair in the city: fairs here are pretty simple (see pictures): they have small toyish air-guns, they arrange some extremely short golf thingy (not even a meter long) and they generally play for drinks – sodas or beers.
other anectodes could be told about this stay up there in the mountains but i'll stop for now. i still enjoyed brief moments of tranquility, some nice landscapes and a pretty sunset.
ow, just one more thing: before going there, i was not really enthusiastic but i thought that, at least, since it's in the highlands and it's cooler, i wouldn't be attacked by mosquitoes and other insects. i was wrong. my sweet sweet blood attracted i don't know what kind of bugs which caused further damage to this wonderful body of mine!