“No wait, doesn’t that wire connect with the other one?”
I take my hat off to these guys, I could not do this under any circumstance. IF (and that’s a very big IF) I managed to climb out over the wall onto the rickety bamboo ladder swinging free I wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything cos I would be clinging too hard
It seems they have been working for years to complete this park, but finally it looks as if it’s coming to completion. It is being built to honour Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist monk who burned himself to death in protest on this intersection on June 10, 1963.
...it’s something we need to get rid of and here there is a rubbish collection daily at 4.45 pm. Not like in Australia where the rubbish sits festering and becoming smelly as it waits for the once a week pickup. Our current rubbish guy is a real gem. Not only does he have his trolley […]
... and delivered to my door every morning What could be better than fresh crisp white bread delivered to your door every morning, still piping hot from the oven. I don’t think anything compares, it’s totally awesome. Every morning the deliverers of this breakfast treat ride their bicycles up and down each hem loudly chanting, […]
No matter where you are in and around Sai Gon it’s hard not to notice the Bitexo Financial Tower as it dominates the landscape. Construction is due to be complete later in 2010 of the 68 floors and 3 basement levels built to resemble a lotus, the symbol of Viet Nam. When complete over 10,000 […]
I just love eating Bun Cha (pronounced “boom char”) and this is a very nice description of the dish written by Thanh Huong as published in the Saigon Times Online. By Thanh Huong in Hanoi A portion of bun cha Photo: - Thanh Huong Hanoi people eat bun cha as a treat - not to […]
The small hems (alleys) in this city are a never-ending source of fascination. If I get bored with working in my home office the thing to do is head off in some new direction and get lost among the thousands of alleys that criss-cross most residential city blocks. However, the rapidity with which the hems […]