The food here is also quite exotic. Had a meal where the bus dropped me. On the menu were snake, crocodile and tortoise. Snake sounds interesting, (I've already had the other two on my travels), so will give it a punt next time I come across it.
Went for a wander down the strip yesterday and saw a small crocodile roasting on a spit. Must admit, it looked rather tasty
Different (red) sand dunes.
Have decided to head for Hanoi a bit quicker than I originally intended as I only have a month visa here and want to stay with the Tay people, a completely different race up north. You can help out in the village - might do some English teaching and listen to their music, which has a reputation in the region. Who knows, might even get to play them a tune on my guitar, which has been just another thing to lug around up until now.
By nostrich of the imagination.