Little lady on the Skytrain

He noticed an old lady with a face like cracked leather poking people. She had a gold ring on her finger and a gold necklace with a little Buddha hanging from it. Her hair was thinning in the way old ladies' hair thins and he could see the shape of her skull. She chewed at … Continue reading Little lady on the Skytrain

Korea – This is where I write now

  This is where I write now, while a sciatic nerve stabs me in the back as I sip on cold beers at a picnic table outside a convenience store in Pyeongchang Dong. A chill in the air makes me shiver – just a little and it’s always pen to paper in these moments. The … Continue reading Korea – This is where I write now

Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City With Vietjet

Taiwan to Vietnam on VietJet airlines.   It was my smart-ass idea to sleep at the airport in Taipei. A good money-saving technique when you’re on a travel shoestring. Luckily Taipei is a place where you can sleep on the ass-crack-sweat seats of a quiet Burger King – if you can call being woken up … Continue reading Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City With Vietjet

What is Hanoi part five. Animals

What is Hanoi part five… Animals   I’ll start with dogs – an extra toe shows apparent pedigree Just an extra little useless appendage flapping on the ankle A neck – through spine – to tail Mohawk runs long the back All black and tan, like little German Shepherds running around Get up to their … Continue reading What is Hanoi part five. Animals

What is Hanoi part 4. Stinky River

What is Hanoi? Part 4 Stinky River   I walk to work past this river five days a week It stinks like a sweaty ball sack. Stuck to the hairy leg. Of an obese, alcoholic Vietnamese gentleman With a rotten colon Hotter days bring the humidity – which means you are literally inhaling All of … Continue reading What is Hanoi part 4. Stinky River