Vietnam Pharmacies Seem Very Dodgy

Welcome to another episode of hotels without windows. Brought to you by my third day of solitary confinement here in Ho Chi Minh. My body is alternating between being absolutely fine, and throwing up. When I'm fine, I'm really fine. But when I gotta go, I really have to go. Today I finally bit the bullet and went to a pharmacy. Wow they are a little dodgy here. Actually, I'm sure they are fine. But as a westerner I'm not used to all the pills being kept in big jars like a stereotypical 1960's sweet shop. Nor am I used to receiving them in what can only be described as a drug dealers baggie. All I'm going to say is that I'm bloody glad that I don't have to cross any border in the next five days! With Christmas coming up, you may find yourself in a game of charades. Can I suggest an excellent subject for at least one round - illnesses. The three rounds the pharmacist and I played were most amusing. They were diarrhea, no. Constipation, No. Vomiting, yes.  Watching a Vietnamese lady miming the shits has to be the highlight of my week. 
Welcome to another episode of hotels without windows. Brought to you by my third day of solitary confinement here in Ho Chi Minh. My body is alternating between being absolutely fine, and throwing up. When I’m fine, I’m really fine. But when I gotta go, I really have to go. Today I finally bit the bullet and went to a pharmacy. Wow they are a little dodgy here. Actually, I’m sure they are fine. But as a westerner I’m not used to all the pills being kept in big jars like a stereotypical 1960’s sweet shop. Nor am I used to receiving them in what can only be described as a drug dealers baggie. All I’m going to say is that I’m bloody glad that I don’t have to cross any border in the next five days! With Christmas coming up, you may find yourself in a game of charades. Can I suggest an excellent subject for at least one round – illnesses. The three rounds the pharmacist and I played were most amusing. They were diarrhea, no. Constipation, No. Vomiting, yes.  Watching a Vietnamese lady miming the shits has to be the highlight of my week. 

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