Monthly Archives: December 2018

On a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat


Our trip to Hoi An was meant to be a German kind – no itinerary, no plans, just laze around and chill. By day four, we got so bored and decided to check out the local tours, most of which … Continue reading

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Healthy or Otherwise


Otherwise by Jane Kenyon I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise, I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. But one day, I know, it may be otherwise. … Continue reading

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Karma Cay Tre – A review


Karma Cay Tre is located about 4km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An old town, where all the buzz catering to tourists is. You can walk, cycle or take a cab there for 60, 000 Dong. The … Continue reading

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In the grasp of Buddha’s hand – Ba Na Hills.


Bana Hills was a vacation spot for the French colonists. Built in 1919, at a height of 1487m above sea level, the hill provided a cool respite from the heat for the Europeans. The French built a hotel, a wine … Continue reading

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Kim Bong Carpentry Village


We are here in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritable Cultural City, in Central Vietnam. We were here four years ago and visited the numerous tourist sites. This time, we decided to forgo the very commercialised Old Town and just … Continue reading

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Confidence by Russell Smith


Russell Smith was an invited lecturer at my school during my MA at the beginning of this year. He gave a public reading of a short story from this book which I really like, and so I purchased the book. … Continue reading

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