Last week, Vietnam shut down to welcome in the TET Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger.
As you can see from the photo above, Saigon’s main street through the CBD, Nguyen Hue (see ) was shut down to vehicular traffic and returned to the people.
Throngs of Vietnamese, each evening, would come to Nguyen Hue to see the decorations which even included a rice field over the top of the bitumen.
But, the week of fresh air and blue sky is coming to an end. It’s back to business as usual on Monday. All the factories and offices will reopen.
And so too for the Swannies. In Hanoi we will be back to the gym on Thursday night at the Australian Embassy and UNIS on Saturday afternoon to kick the pill. In Saigon, the boys can expect a few tight hammies after next Saturday’s first training session since the Indochina Cup on 29 November last year! Talk about a slack attack!
Off the field, the Swannies have been busy in terms of preparation for some mega events in 2010. More to follow.