Vietnam

To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

Today I read a moving story titled ‘In North Korea, a brutal coice‘. It is about a woman called Han who escaped from the country with her two daughters to China and was finally permitted to live in the US. Along the way she faced the cruel choice of leaving her 5 years old son [...]

Double standards III

Double standards III

Seen at Ho Chi Minh airport, Vietnam. the smoking room is sponsored by the Japanese cigarette brand Mild Seven

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 [...]

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.