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Dalat, some touristic musts

Dalat, some touristic musts

City center City center seen from the highest point of the crazy house Roundabout at the main square Dalat’s oldest tree in blossom (50 y/o) City center and Xuan Huong lake at night Dalat cathedral Difficult to orientate in the crazy house One of the rooms of the guesthouse Bao Dai‘s (the last emperor of Vietnam) Summer Palace [...]

Fried or grilled anteater

Fried or grilled anteater

Seen in a restaurant in Dalat, Vietnam.Aren’t these animals protected or something? A pangolin or scaly anteater in the wild.The scales are razor sharp, so if you insist on eatingthem and do not want to get hurt, ask for filet. Update: 9-5-2011:Pangolins are indeed protected in Vietnam, so the restaurant was violating the law. Stefan Koch from [...]

Bikes for rent & parking?

Bikes for rent & parking?

Seen today at Hoi An taken from a framed art-photo, so sorry for the quality

DIY Vietnamese Springrolls

DIY Vietnamese Springrolls

Last evening I ordered a Vietnamese omelet, along with it came the ingredients to make springrolls, so there I went: Wet a thin rice-pasta waver Put some salad on the wet waver Add other ingredients like omelet, meat, bean sprouts, etc. Wrap it half way, fold the sides and rollfurther Ready to eat and delicious [...]

Images from Hoi An

Images from Hoi An

A paddy field with so-called water morning glory Old-fashioned Chinese designs in a clock shop A band playing for a die ceremony, the deceased woman became 100 years old Mourning relatives

Postcards from Vietnam: Beef, pork or chicken?

Postcards from Vietnam: Beef, pork or chicken?

Ducks, banana’s and popcorn

Ducks, banana’s and popcorn

Seen at Hoi An main market: Now with chain stores stores selling cheap (Chinese-made) products to impulsive buyers way out of their core business line; like you might encounter cheap flatscreen TV’s at your local DIY store or LED torch-lights in a drugstore etc., it’s probably not a bad idea for someone selling ducks to offer banana’s [...]

A train running through Maeklong market

No, this is not in Bombay or Dhaka but in a city called Meaklong near Bangkok. The clip was shot last year.. Thanks to: The Presurfer

A San Mig please!.. What you want, one or two?

A San Mig please!.. What you want, one or two?

In Asia San Miguel beer is advertising with the slogan “One beer. One world of friends.” Knowing the brand’s history, this is quite misleading, since nowadays the world has two San Miguel’s using exactly the same logo and lettering.Originally San Miguel was founded in the Phillipines in 1890. In 1953 they licenced their product to a Spanish [...]

Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s honeymoon destinations

Hoi An, Vietnam’s small Venice, is a small old city near the coast, 30 km South of Da Nang.The old buildings and atmosphere make a nice setting for Vietnamese honeymooners. Another popular romantic setting is Dalat, which is also called le petit Paris.