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November 2013

Paris? WTF?!

By |2017-01-10T11:06:40+00:00November 23rd, 2013|Categories: by Andy, Store bought|Tags: , , , |

Before coming to Hanoi I’d read a lot about how Hanoi is inspired by Paris, due to the long French occupation. So before I arrived, I was hoping to see lots of people talking French, eating crepes and a building or two that looks like the Louvre. Instead what I found was folk who talk [...]

The lesser seen long dress of Vietnam

By |2017-01-10T11:06:41+00:00November 9th, 2013|Categories: by Andy, Store bought|Tags: , , |

This little card, featuring girls in the traditional áo dài (long dress) of Vietnam is going off to Portland, Oregon. The first time Elena and I came to Vietnam, we were both a little disappointed by how few of these we actually see on the streets. In truth, the áo dài is not that popular for [...]

Hanoi Beer mat 1 – Trung Nguyen Coffee shop

By |2017-01-10T11:06:41+00:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: by Andy, Store bought|Tags: , , |

Today’s post is a coaster from a coffee shop. We had a beer on it, so technically it’s a beermat I figure and if the rumour is true about free internationl beermat postage this should have no problems getting to it’s destination in Singapore. However, given our hit rate so far (none arrived that we’ve sent) [...]

October 2013

Biking the city

By |2017-01-10T11:06:41+00:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: by Andy, Store bought|Tags: , , , |

Things are moving on here in Hanoi. We just got our own flat in the swanky Ho Tay district with all the foreigners. That’s Elena’s choice, but I don’t mind it. In addition, we’ve also decided to hire ourselves a motorbike so we can join this frenzy below. Yikes! The first time I drove a [...]