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February 23, 2012
best part of the day in Buon Ma Thuot

​So here it is, lunch time on the third day of teaching in Buon Ma Thuot and I got to thinking about what time of the day I enjoy the most here. I certainly enjoy the mornings arising at 5am to switch on the electric jug to prepare hot water for my wake up coffee […]

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February 5, 2012
the ingrediants…

...for a very happy Tet!  

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January 8, 2012
hooray… no facebook again

So it seems as if FaceBook is not accessible again, at least it hasn't been for me over the past few days. There has been much debate whether FB has been blocked here officially or not in the past, and to me it doesn't really matter one way or the other. Actually, if I can't […]

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January 5, 2012
miss understandings

Me: "I'll have the smoked beef and cheddar baguette with salad and a cappuccino please. But can you bring the cappuccino after you bring the baguette, not before?" Waiter: "You want a tall latte?" Me: "No, I want a cappuccino, but don't bring it right now, bring it later." Waiter: "OK, you want a tall […]

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January 4, 2012
kumquat tea

On a warm day a hot cup of kumquat tea is very refreshing.  

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December 11, 2011
my birthday cake/s

thanks to Jaap and Hong I had these delicious birthday cake/s from Givral. Thanks guys  

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December 7, 2011
a disturbing event

I witnessed an event yesterday that left me feeling very disturbed. I was riding my motorbike along Nguyen Huu Can around 11.30 when suddenly, right in front of me I saw what at first appeared to be a traffic accident and a resulting scuffle. I assumed that one motorbike had somehow accidentally clipped another and […]

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October 10, 2011
morning cafe scene

early morning cafe scene, downtown Sai Gon  

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September 2, 2011
strange service

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have a policy that requires the customer to wait at the counter to pick up a coffee or other beverage but they serve food to the table. Usually if I’ve ordered food and a drink I just sit down as the staff bring both to my table. Imagine my surprise […]

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August 16, 2011
Image collection of Viet Nam

A wonderful collection of images from Viet Nam

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June 21, 2011
Spiralling out of Control

There are still some old apartment blocks in central Sai Gon that haven’t yet come under the developers hammer and I came across these two spiral staircases in the internal courtyard of one old block. Considering they’re the only way for occupants to enter and leave their apartments, I would hate to think of the […]

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April 5, 2011
Rice Harvest in Long An

In 7 hours they harvested, threshed and bagged 4,000 Kgs of unhusked grain almost exclusively by hand.

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July 30, 2010

For a long time now I’ve been thinking about writing about food. Well, I sometimes do write about food but in a very unstructured manner. Food is important, without it what do we have to look forward to after a nights fast or a long hard day grinding away at the keyboard. I recently created […]

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December 15, 2009
Viet Nam football frenzy

This video footage was taken just after Viet Nam defeated Singapore 4-1 in the semi final of the SEA Games football competition. Thousands of people take to the streets whenever Viet Nam wins a football match to celebrate in a flag waving, noisy frenzy. It’s fun to watch but hell if you have to drive […]

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December 14, 2009
Football traffic

Tonight Viet Nam defeated Singapore 4-1 in the semi-final of the SEA Games. Anytime VN win is a great excuse for blowing off some steam and celebrating en-mass. After the game we walked down to the roundabout where Dien Bien Phu meets up with Ly Thai To and Le Hong Phong to watch some of […]

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November 20, 2009
hartney-hornsby “Bring Out Your Grandmothers Tour”. Ha Giang - Cao Bang

I’ve just posted the third and final lot of images from our recent “Bring Out Your Grandmothers” motorbike tour. Clicking on the image below will bring up the slideshow in my gallery. Please enjoy.  

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November 18, 2009
hartney-hornsby “Bring Out Your Grandmothers Tour”. Ha Giang - Cao Bang

Ok ok, I know, I know. “Bring Out Your Grandmothers Tour”. What the?? Well, we were discussing a name for the trip. Then recalled the Rolling Stones “Lock Up Your Daughters” tour. So, it kinda fits huh??

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November 18, 2009
Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van - Meo Vac - 2 videos

I decided to take these short videos of this valley because it was impossible to take a still image that would convey the massive nature of this system.

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