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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: new roots to Vietnam

There are [10] stories from my trip: new roots to Vietnam


The Vietnamese Highway Code

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 May 2007 | Views [2793] | Comments [3]

The rules of driving in Vietnam differ somewhat from the UK.  Here, through use of a translator is the Vietnamese Highway Code. Motorcyclists 1a There is no legal limit on the number of persons on one bike.  However, if you do exceed 18 people ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


The worlds best diet? a synopsis of Vietnamese food

VIETNAM | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [4956] | Comments [1]

A monk (Nguyen Thanh Nam) living on an (Pheonix) island in Ben Tre province survived for 81 years eating and drinking coconuts alone!!!!!  "Poor bugger," I thought, he must have been a regular vistor to the toilet....but what an age!  I can ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


(you drive me) CRAZY

VIETNAM | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [917]

On the road to Ben Tre in Vietnam, my motorbike driver failed to slow down for a dog sitting in the road which we subsequently hit.....hard.  Swerving violently left and right, it was a miracle we stayed on the bike.  The dog buckled under the wheels ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


The best meal yet?

VIETNAM | Sunday, 13 May 2007 | Views [1115]

Ben Tre in the Mekong is the coconut capital of Vietnam.  I can testify that the coconuts I drank there were the best in Asia.  On the day I arrived I met "Hung," (and no, his surname was not "Low.")  He would be my guide for the ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Rat for two - How romantic!

VIETNAM | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [1231] | Comments [1]

" I would like to eat local food please ," I said to my (female) Vietnamese guide jotting notes in my book as we ate.  It was 7.45am in the already bustling Vinh Long market and we were eating steaming bowls of Bun bo hue.  "Boy, thats ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Shot in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Views [817]

After several late nights with Thai and Tom, scootering, drinking Saigon beer, eating boiled peanuts on bridges and riding boats on the Mekong I was looking forward to a lie in. At 8am there was a knock on my door.  Opening it in my boxers, it was Thai ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Thai in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | Views [922]

Tired of eating alone in the Mekong Delta I asked the guest house matron if she could sort me out with a partner for dinner. (she might know a petite Vietnamese model)  I was prepared to pay for the meal and pay a tip for acting as my guide. The only ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


smiley happy people on lethal missions

VIETNAM | Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Views [770]

There was blood all over, liver, tongue and intestinal tract.......and that was just my first Vietnamese breakfast.  Complimented with beansprouts and chopped spring onion in a rice soup this dish of liberally applied black pepper, was quite delicious.... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: New roots to Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

eat yourself thin - these guys do
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Delta farce

VIETNAM | Saturday, 5 May 2007 | Views [739]

Its an unfair title really as the Mekong is a haven of life, good food, ever so smiley people and adventure.  Its very poor here but welcoming.  The farce bit was the trip from Phnom Penh which took well over 8 hrs but never mind. My first contact with ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter