Tag Archives: Vietnam

Some Things I Might Have Done Differently….

I think this blog, unless I’ve anything pertinent to add, has hit a dead-end. I’ll try to keep it going, but tell your friends, once you’ve read it, to keep the hits and views coming. I thought, I’d mention a … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts About Vietnam, Hanoi, and a Saunter Under Neo-Lights

I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat performance, a 24 hour bus journey back to Wenzhou, so I bought some sleeping tablets, hoping they’d stave off the effects of insomnia. I had a chat with an English tourist who’d just … Continue reading

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Throwing Money to the Wind – New Year Travel Problems

The Hanoi world seemed dead. Most were not communicating, were not responding, although there wasn’t that many around to care, really. I wanted some free breakfast – it wasn’t forthcoming – so to make it so, I had to spell … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Think We Can Say We Didn’t See Anything of Vietnam”

The train made a prolonged stop at a station. I toyed with the idea of getting something to eat from a vendor on the platform. I changed my mind. It wasn’t long before another couple with two youngsters raided the … Continue reading

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Train Jolts and Curves – A Dispute About Coffee Money

It bumped, jostled and curved its way onwards. It was as though its screeching wheels and groaning cogs were winding down or in serious need of lubrication. The passing life outside was shrouded. The dark night kept it secret, a … Continue reading

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A Ridiculous Altercation – Everyone’s Coming to Saigon

If you’re faced with killing time, you’d hope there’d be plenty of things to do. Not so in Saigon, unless you book a place on a day-long Mekong Delta tour or lounge on your behind all day swilling beers in … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Vietnam War – A Chinese Photographer

Saigon, because it lacks the jumbled-street character of Hanoi: its roads and streets are broader and straighter, isn’t as interesting as the capital city, and doesn’t have its vibrancy. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t easier to get around … Continue reading

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