Monthly Archives: February 2011

Took my mom to Cambodia! Part 1

So we’re in Phnom Penh! Mom got to Saigon Friday morning, I showed her the sights and introduced her to friends. She’s been a real trooper dealing with the heat and my motorbike driving, and we have eaten at some … Continue reading

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Three flat tires in a week+new job+Canadian visitors!

First off, anyone writing a travel blog … Prepare for “comments” to be left by hotel operators in Taipei and dudes selling rubber tubing, presumably to get either me or someone reading this to look into said products/services. Very odd. … Continue reading

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Back to teaching in Saigon/no boozin’ cruisin’

Well, the title is pretty self-evident… I tried out the Halong Bay booze cruise over the weekend, and realized I’m just not the drinker I used to be, and enabling a boat full of party people night in and night … Continue reading

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Bovine bust

Is the title the name of a new band, or actually has something to do with life in Vietnam? It does indeed, if you are shooting “Crossing Vietnam!” Yesterday was the last day of filming, but it was a long … Continue reading

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Teacher, TV dude or tour guide?

Finally enjoying a few days off since my arrival here in Hanoi. We shot the New Year’s Eve fireworks and the camera crew had me running around downtown, going to pagoda and burning incense, giving out lucky money, and then … Continue reading

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Shooting New Year’s fireworks over Hoan Kiem Lake

Quick note before I head out, tonight is New Year’s Eve (on the lunar calendar) and Hanoi is the place to be! I am meeting the camera crew at 10, we will visit some pagoda action and then get shots … Continue reading

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