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Một hai ba, yo

Chinese New Year is just over a week away, and celebrations are beginning already. The streets are alive with banners of red and flowers are everywhere, including in huge arrangements spelling out messages of, presumably, good luck and prosperity. The company I’m working with had their company party last night, and boy do they know…

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If it looks like a Duck

Well, to be honest, it didn’t look anything like a duck. I don’t even know if it tasted like duck, not having tried it before, but it certainly didn’t quack like one. Trigger Warning: if you have a problem with the graphic description of meaty dishes, get a paper bag ready. In the continued search…

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Excuse me, I have a Frog in my Throat

I went out for dinner with the team I’m working with in Hà Nội tonight. They’d taken me out for street food for lunch, which was divine, and thought perhaps a traditional restaurant would be a more gentle introduction to the night life on day one. The two tables we sat at each had a…

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Traffic in Hà Nội

I did some research last week so I’d have some idea of what to expect, and arrived in Việt Nam last night ready to face the mad bustling roads with mad drivers everywhere, throngs of people and general organised chaos. I sat in the back of the taxi, quietly amused that there wasn’t a seat belt…

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