Funniest Thing for February

Tell ITN about the funniest thing that ever happened to you while traveling in a foreign country. There are no restrictions on length. (ITN prints no info on destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean.) The ITN staff will choose each month’s winner, who will receive a free one-year subscription to ITN. Entries not chosen cannot be acknowledged.

This month’s winner is KEN LEVINE of Chicago, Illinois:

In November 2005 I went to the Bo Tung Xeo restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I ordered some type of marinated beef.

When the beef was brought to the table, it looked very rare. I got really excited because I love rare beef. I usually order it extra rare and I am usually disappointed because it is never rare enough. On this occasion I wasn’t even asked how I wanted it cooked.

It tasted a little cold, but I didn’t care. It was rare!

After I finished about half of it, the server brought a barbecue grill to the table. I guess I was supposed to cook it.