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

What is Hanoi part three. That one hellish summer.

  What is Hanoi Part Three. That one hellish summer.   A year in Vietnam sounds fun, right? Well, hold your horses, slow your roll. Think on it for a minute. Cause it’s a hell of a commitment. Because when you’re not used to heat – unbelievable, unbearable Unfathomable, disgusting, humid, insane, lung destroying Stinking, … Continue reading What is Hanoi part three. That one hellish summer.

What is Hanoi Part 2. Doi Can street provides

What is Hanoi? Part two. Doi Can Street provides.   Down at street level the sidewalks – pavements are packed Food stalls spill in to the road where adults sit on kindergarten stools Food is plentiful and cheap Everything you would come to expect from a Vietnamese road side Mi Xao, Banh Cuon, Bun Rieu … Continue reading What is Hanoi Part 2. Doi Can street provides