Monthly Archives: July 2012

Annyounghaseyo !

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Had a chance to show off my SNSD tattoo tonight. Coz I was drinking with Koreans. A couple of dudes who were sitting near me. I had passed a smoke to Daniel and he had passed it to one of …

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The people you know

I haven’t mentioned it, but I damaged my camera a little bit on my way back from Hanoi. I was pulling up suddenly to take a photo of the amazing valley I was riding though… a little too suddenly, and …

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Twe stops for a chat

I want to talk about people. Not places and sights and all that crap. People. Because people fascinate me almost as often as they bore me. The other day I had a long chat to Twe, the vendor girl. I …

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What are the odds of that ?

Weirdest, weirdest thing happened. When I was in Hanoi, I dropped into a little camera store to buy a tripod so I could take some night shots (which I didn’t end up doing, sadly). When I was there, a Chinese …

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Achieving the impossible

They said it couldn’t be done. They said I was crazy. Which just made me want to do it even more. A week ago I was in Hanoi at the northern-most end of Vietnam. One week, 2500km, 3 tyres, 1 …

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Hanoi to Saigon – Day 1

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Sorry if these stories are a little bit late or posted patchily, but I have a lot of riding to do and not much time for writing, but I will try and relate everything to the best of my ability. …

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Let’s get ready, ready steady GO !

I don’t have time to write right now. I have to get back on the road. I won’t even tell you the story of how I headed off yet because I’d rather do it full justice later and show you …

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Chó lúc lắc

There’s a dog in Lương Ngọc Quyến street that just barks all night, every night. It just barks incessently. Not at anything, just loudly, quickly and repeatedly yapping… all night. You know what I’d like to do with it ? …

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Nhật Tân farmland

Very close to the centre of Hanoi and not far from Hoan Kiem, is a district known as Nhật Tân, and on the river-side of Âu Cơ road, the otherwise busy city falls away to farmland. It’s interesting that this …

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Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Jade Mountain

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Very nearby to me is a lake known as Hoan Kiem. It is a very central area in Hanoi, with the Old Quarter with all its bustling touristy life on one side, and historic area with monuments and temples and …

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