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Just a nightmare for a week

VIETNAM | Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | Views [269] | Comments [1]

This week I have been so busy. I get up at about 4.30 do my lesson planning and then go to school and print out my work to make the class. Which is really bad because I hate spending 3 hours creating a class. I would never do that any where. But having ... Read more >


Last weekend.

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [301] | Comments [1]

The Weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. This weekend has been hectic, I  flew from Hanoi to Saigon on Saturday afternoon, and spent much of Saturday evening looking for somewhere to stay. Basically because the person who promised Lan a room changed ... Read more >


Trip to the perfume pagoda

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [438] | Comments [1]

Trip to the Perfume Pagoda. We took a mini bus at about 8am and set out for the perfume pagoda. All went well on the trip. There are a few good highways in Vietnam, but even the best ones have areas with large potholes. The most crazy thing of course ... Read more >


Gallery: Perfume Pagoda

VIETNAM | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The Bamboo Cafe experience.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [304] | Comments [1]

Picture in your mind 1000’s of bamboo sticks latticed together to form a kind of wicker looking house. Put this into a restaurant, on the walls and the ceiling and then you have got the bamboo café. It would have looked cool about 30 years ago. Now it ... Read more >


Our rest day trip up to Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [354]

Not much happened which was unusal today, we took a boat and went up to Ha Long bay to see some caves and to see various other sights. We also went Canoeing and snorkeling. So I will mention about the people we went with. A couple from Lithuania Who ... Read more >


Gallery: Trip to halong bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Butterfly valley

VIETNAM | Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Views [551]

Butter fly valley. This is THE place to climb on Cat Bat Island. We travel there by motor bike, we could travel by one bike which is cheaper. But it seems more beneficial to the guys we rent the bikes from to hire two and go with two bikes. Before ... Read more >


Gallery: Butterfly valley

VIETNAM | Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Trip to the polish pillar

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Climing out in the bay
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Trip to the Polish pillar

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [679] | Comments [1]

This morning we paid out a load of money and took a boat to a place called the polish pillar, which basically is a sea stack in the middle of the Halong bay area of Vietnam. This pillar has two or three routes to it’s summit. We took the easiest route ... Read more >


Not much happened today.

VIETNAM | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Views [256] | Comments [1]

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Rain, floods and a Giant.

VIETNAM | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [546] | Comments [3]

It did not stop raining since I came to Hanoi, not to worry though there are different kinds of rain. Mostly it ranges from heavy rain to torrential rain, heavy rain seems okay.  But after 5 hours of torrential rain yesterday, things took a turn ... Read more >


Gallery: Floods and a Giant

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hanoi, in the rain
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In the nam

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [453] | Comments [1]

I made it to Hanoi, in one peace, (piece).  This time around there was no hassle with my Visa, having said that for 50 dollars I would hope it to be hassle free. Waited 40 minutes at the wrong baggage collecting place. hehehehe. My bag weighs ... Read more >

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I am about to leave Kyoung Ju

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [430]

Just a quick mention, ran to the bank yesterday to make sure there is enough money to pay my phone bill while I am away. But of course the bank was closed so for the first time, I learned how to you the ATM first time in Korea. It was a nice experience ... Read more >


Gallery: Just last weekend in Pusan

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Me doing what I do best
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Final days in Korea.

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [405]

Met Bora for lunch, saw the exchange rate was close to 1500 won for one dollar and ran to the bank. Saw some Russians in the bank, and went for it. I traded my money on the black market. They got a good deal and I hid my exchange from ... Read more >

Tags: bank, korea is dying, money, russians


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