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Ha Giang Mountain Majesty 2 of 2

Three hundred yards down the road, my travel companions were waiting. “Is everything OK?” Dean asked me. Smiling I said, “Oh, you should have seen me – no problems whatsoever. Apparently, he just wanted to check my driver’s license.”  We … Continue reading

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Ha Giang Mountain Majesty 1 of 2

Spring was heating up into summer, and I had weathered my third winter in Hanoi. Before the heat became unbearable however, I had laid plans to visit a place that had intrigued me for over two years. A week’s long … 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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Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. . .

My contract with my employer expired in late October. They gave me my final paycheck, complete with severance pay, and I was free. Despite having a memorable year of employment, and spending over a year and a half in Hanoi, … Continue reading

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Let’s Hit the Cafes

People in Hanoi are like most people anywhere in the world I suppose; they like to hang out and chat. They can be seen throughout the day, particularly in the morning or evening, sitting in groups – eating sunflower seeds … Continue reading

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Four Months in The ‘Nam

After four months of living in Vietnam, I finally got the motivation to start my blog as promised – the obvious question being, “What took me so long?” Well, it wasn’t supposed to be a written blog, I was first … Continue reading

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