I've got great news to report: Hayden is back to Hanoi!!!!
(PICTURE: Asia can't punch Hayden out!)
If you were late to the Ahoy Hanoi bandwagon, Hayden is my friend/colleague who was lost in the jungle of Laos for 11 days in August:
Hayden told his story to us last night and it was terrifying to say the least. I'm not sure which part was more surreal, his being chased and eaten alive by hundreds of lizards or when he recalled asking his doctor in Bangkok if he was going to live. The doctor replied, "We don't think so but you should be able to hold on long enough to see your mother."
I said it before and I'll say it again, Hayden is one of the good guys I've met over the past year. Hayden has a smile and a good word for everyone he meets. Seeing him alive, healthy and smiling put me in great spirits.
Hollywood, if you haven't bought Hayden's story yet, you better get on it!
(PICTURE: Hayden, Nicky and I at Le Pub.)