Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
I got married in Bangkok. Under £400, including rings (wedding snap in my Avatar
). Main cost saving was her family. Mostly dead or not on speaking terms (or at least "I am not spending money on those b#stards terms". Even I was more polite about it
). Marry an orphan
We were married in a ballroom on the top floor of the Saigon Hotel
. This was in late May, the monsoon season. I was told that the air conditioning
would be quite cool, so I packed a lightweight wool suit. As luck would have it, the AC went out and they opened the windows. Saigon was so hot that when our plane landed and they opened the door, I thought the plane must have caught fire with the blast of heat that hit us. I have never sweated so much and I grew up on the Texas-Louisiana border and am accustomed to heat and humidity. That was in 1997 and it was right after Americans were able to travel to Vietnam
again. The flight from my small town in Texas
was 31.5 hours with layovers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Taipei. By the time we landed in Saigon, my butt felt like a sack of concrete.
Saigon was quite primitive then but is a very pleasant place to visit. We also enjoy Thailand
. Our good friend lives off of Sukhumvit Road if you know that place. He is an American married to a Thai girl and works as a doctor in such remote
locales as Burma and Ethiopia. I really like the Thais and would not mind living in Thailand
in the winter when I retire.