Tag Archives: Hoi An

Back to Hanoi

The winter in Hanoi can be surprisingly brutal. In December it’s usually quite nice, 40 – 68F with mostly clear skies; quite cold for a tropical city. The Christmas trees of December give way to the citrus trees of Tet, … Continue reading

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Jeet yet?

It was a Tuesday evening and it had rained all day and the night before. I put on my rain gear – jacket, pants and overshoes – and drove my motorcycle to work. It was raining hard, visibility was poor … Continue reading

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Fix that Leaky Pipe!

“Hello, Mr. Khale?” a voice shouted through the haze of a sound sleep, followed by loud pounding on wood.  I looked over at my watch, 6 in the morning for a guy who works till 8 at night is WAY … Continue reading

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Life in Da Nang

It’s been a while since I moved to Da Nang, I came in November with a good deal of money saved up and the hopes of quickly finding a house and a job. The house came quickly – I found … Continue reading

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North down Hai Van

North down Hai Van

Above the Hai Van Pass looking down the north slope. There’s plenty of great beaches along the coast in this area.

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Summer Begins

Summers are hectic in Hanoi English centers. During the rest of the year, there are night classes on weekdays for adults wanting to improve their English, and classes for children on Saturday/Sunday. This means that people like me usually work … Continue reading

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Return to Da Nang

I just returned from my trip to Hoi An; it was as good as it was short because I only stayed four days. I’m low on money, but had been in the Hanoi area since mid March, and the lack … Continue reading

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