Today was the first day of the Lunar New Year, also known as Tết here in Hanoi. Last night there were fireworks in the city at midnight and Elena and I watched them from our balcony. This year is the year of the horse, so we’ve been making horse images all day. [...]
One of the best things about travelling for me is the quirky cultural differences and points of view that people have in different countries. This is even more fascinating for me being in Hanoi at the moment, as my parents are Vietnamese, so the differences I see in the Vietnamese are a glimpse of what [...]
It’s nearly Tet (Lunar New Year) in Vietnam and the atmosphere feels like Christmas in the West. This is the major holiday here, with all government offices set to close for 9 days or so, and businesses and schools following a similar schedule. People will generally go back to visit their families, often in the [...]
Just finished tonights mailart piece, which is the envelope for Sohane, who I wrote about in the last post. I'm really happy with it and the way that it complements the contents inside.