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Photos: Dong Hoi and Caves

VIETNAM | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

Visiting Paradise Cave and Dong Hoi Beach
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Dong Hoi and Paradise Cave

VIETNAM | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [1712]

Last weekend we travelled to Dong Hoi to visit the nearby caves. Paradise cave is the longest cave in the world. We would have liked to visit the Phong Nha cave, too, but unfortunately our train arrived 1hr too late and we missed the tour bus. So, we ... Read more >

Tags: beach, dong hoi, paradise cave. phong nga

Photos: Vinh Market

VIETNAM | Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Fresh Food - vegies, seafood, meat, all sorts - rice, beans ...
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Vinh Market

VIETNAM | Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | Views [594]

today I decided to have a closer look at the large outdoor market and to buy for the first time some fresh fruit and vegies from there to cook my first meal since here. Getting tired of Pho and rice. What a colourful experience. Watch out for crawling ... Read more >

Tags: market seafood, vinh city

Photos: Cua Lo Beach

VIETNAM | Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

A day out to the local beach of Vinh
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Cua Lo Beach Trip

VIETNAM | Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | Views [885]

Finally, today I went to the beach. My friend Lam Giang picked my up on the motorbike and we went along the river to Cua Lo Beach. Very deserted at this time of year, no tourists, most restaurants are closed. But, what the hell, it was warm, we even ... Read more >

Tags: cua lo beach, seafood, swimming

French Conference / Celebration

VIETNAM | Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | Views [545]

Today is a special day. Have been invited by number of french teachers of Vinh Uni to attend a conference. They are celebrating 40 yrs partnership of the local province with France and 25 yrs friendship between Vinh City and a city in the Bretagne. Very ... Read more >

Tags: conference, france, french connection, vingh

Photos: French Connection

VIETNAM | Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Conference France - Vietnam - Celebrating 40yrs
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Vinh City - First Impression and Experience

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | Views [1185]

Vinh is not as small as I thought. Didn't see much that night when I arrived, but saw enough to judge it's not a village. Tien, the Director of the Language Dpt of Vinh University, picked me up and dropped me off at my allocated apartment which is held ... Read more >

Tags: vinh city

Photos: Vinh City

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

first impression of a new home
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Photos: Hanoi - Day 2

VIETNAM | Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

HCM Musem and Tourguide
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Hanoi - Day 2

VIETNAM | Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | Views [441]

Had an earned sleep-in (had gone for almost 50hrs since getting up Thu morning) and gone to bed at midnight as out with group from Hanoi Internations at night on dinner cruise. Enjoyed meeting all those different people, even 3 Germans, a few Brits, ... Read more >

Tags: biking in hanoi, hanoi, museum

Hello Hanoi - my first Day in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [534]

Finally, after all the planning and organising - I made it - I am here. Sadly, the weather is not that welcoming, rain and grey sky - but that is the time of the year. The traffic is fascinating, thousand of motor bikes, pushbikes and cars making ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, lake, old quarter, street food

Photos: Hanoi

VIETNAM | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Hanoi
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Good Bye Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | Views [486]

Well, time to leave. Hard to say good bye to friends. One eye is smiling, the other has a tear.  Will miss Nico. Had my last dinner with him on the way to the airport. Yummy, yummy. Finally made it Gina's where we'd been wanting to go for a long ... Read more >

Tags: airport, auckland, travel

Farewell Party in Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | Views [565]

Wow, wow, wow. Had to organise a farewell. Held at the New Brew in Albany with my favorite band Father & Sons playing later in the evening. We were about 48 people. Great atmosphere, yummy food, nice wine, lots of laughter, dancing, chatting, hugging ... Read more >

Tags: father & sons, fun, party

Photos: Farewell Party

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Good bye to all my friends before leaving Auckland
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Photos: Kerikeri

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

flying w Nico
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Last special day with Nico - a day in the sky

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | Views [470]

Wow, what a day. Nico and I went flying all day. We flew to Kerikeri to have lunch in a beautiful vinyard, strolled around Kerikeri township and had afternoon tea there, then flew back with a detour via the Bay of Islands. What a magic day. The sky changed ... Read more >

Tags: flying, kerikeri

Photos: Before Vietnam

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

preparing to go
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