Traveling diabetic #15

Hi,

Jan here.
Hoi-An

With the flooding, meal options are limited as most of the Town is without power and under water. The floodwaters stop outside the entrance of the hotel and there is about a 1lm stretch of road that is slightly elevated before dropping down to the floodwaters. The hospital, schools and civic buildings are along this stretch, with a block of the old town commercial buildings.

The hotel has done a great job of ensuring we get a good breakfast, we have found another coffee shop, Star Coffee Roastery near one of the ferry points, that while crowded and full of cigarette smoke, serves a good coffee. A Minimart had cashew nuts and we were grateful to find the Hoianian Wine Bar operating. 

Not a place we would normally go to with its loud music and expensive wine list. However, despite being soaked and a tad bedraggled, the welcome was warm, the seating was comfortable, the decor, with its huge bronze Buddha, fascinating. Good wine and the service, excellent. It was also interesting to see how they had used portraits of Hoi An characters on the walls of the wine bar, and how people engaged with these silent patrons. 

Blood sugars
High 6.3 mmol/L
Low 4.3 mmol/L

Traveling diabetic #14

Hi,

Jan here.

Hoi-An

Finally uncovered the cappuccino mystery, as they all seem so sweet, and they assured us that there was no sugar added. The milk that is used, is made from watered down condensed milk!

Dinner hours can be a bit daunting as lunch is anything after 11h30, but definitely not later than 12. Dinner is 17h00 sort of time, but can be earlier but not later than six. Breakfast, at the moment, is in the hotel with an egg option as their Pho is not up to much.

Clay pot dinner, not as good as we had in Hanoi, but with the Typhoon raging outside we didn’t have many options. The pork strips tender and spicy. The sauce sending my sugar levels screaming. 

Unwrapped fried wanton, a speciality of Hoi An looked like a Mexican type dish, about which I was a tad skeptical. The corn things not really one of my favorites. They looked great, and tasted amazing!

Blood sugars
High 8.2 mmol/L
Low 4.6 mmol/L