I had a sneaky feeling when I wrote this, that it would come back to haunt me.
It's a short piece I did for Vietnamese travel magazine Pathfinder and it details the fact that expats never can say goodbye. There is an infuriating habit of way too many leaving parties to the point where everyone just wishes they'd finally, once and for all, just go.
You always end up asking: "Are you still here?"
When it was published I was a little concerned it'd be seen as a little negative and bitchy but it must have struck a chord as a few people have mentioned favourably it to me. However, It made me promise myself that, when it was my turn to leave, I'd sneak out with the minimum of fuss.
Except, typically, I haven't. Today was supposed to be my first full day in Granada and here I am still in Hanoi. To cut a long story mercifully short - there has been an almighty ticket cock up.
So I'm leaving on Sunday instead. This time flying via Hong Kong, LA and Panama City.
In the meantime, rather embarrassingly, it's me who is being asked: "Haven't you gone yet?".
Honestly I am trying, I really am.
However, I can't really complain. Especially as I have spent the last three weeks relaxing in Koh Tarutao, Thailand. The picture above is from one of the many spectacular sunsets. The rest of the holiday shots are here.