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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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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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Walking in Sapa’s Valley

Compared to the crowded and sunny coastal town of Ha Long, Sapa is quite the other extreme; it is a mountain town in the north west of Vietnam, at over 6,000 feet. The day after returning from Ha Long, I … 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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The Music Next Door

It was already a warm and humid Hanoi morning by the time I had dressed and made my way out the front door to run a set of my linen trousers over to the cleaners. I looked over to my … 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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