Monthly Archives: July 2012

11th century Vietnam meets 21st century culture – Skateboarding is not a crime in Vietnam

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If you came here looking for the pictures, you may well be Vietnamese and have learned the history of Ly Thai Tho at school, but if you’re not, and you just happen to read my blog, let me first relate …

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Old Quarter rooftops

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Over the last year I’ve showed people a few views of Vietnamese cityscapes, on this blog and others. Since I’ve showed you the view from the two apartments I’ve lived in Saigon, I think it’s only fair I show you …

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Hanoi knows about 4chan

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I’ve never seen this in Saigon, but apparently Hanoi has caught onto the 4chan meme craze. I saw a number of tourists walking around with 4chan memes on their shirts such as the “FUUUUUUUU” guy and the “Y U NO” …

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The Vietnamese think-tank

Sometimes when you’re travelling alone, you can feel a bit … well, lonely. You’re on your own in a strange place, and you have noone to talk to when things go wrong or if you have a bad day or …

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Thank you for ruining Hai Phong for me

I told you I was quite impressed by Hai Phong. I didn’t have a chance to mention everything. I forgot to mention the horses ! There are quite a lot of horse-drawn carriages in Hai Phong. Even in many of …

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Girls’ Generation REPRESENT !

Apparently since there’s nothing the fuck else going on in my life, I’m going to give you a blow-by-blow of what’s happening on TV. After the American shit, VHD finally did something good and did a top 5 Kpop countdown. …

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Poor confused little girl

I did order dinner. Two meals. I thought maybe some delicious food would make me feel better. I ordered a soup and some fried sea bass. I didn’t eat either. The soup was tasty, but despite being sorta hungry I …

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Noone understands me !

No, I don’t mean it in some sort of philosophical way. I mean it literally. Actually they do for the most part if what I have to say is fairly common. But if it’s unusual, sometimes it can be harder. …

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Where are the tourists ?

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Aren’t there any tourists in Hai Phong ? I read a couple of posts on websites about foreigners who said they lived in Hai Phong. So obviously there must be some foreigners here. But stuffed if I know where they’re …

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Hanoi gets a final shot at me as I say goodbye

Today has not been a good day for me. It hasn’t been a great week in general, but today definitely rates up there as one of the crappiest days in recent times. Firstly, I’m sick. I have no idea with …

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