Pete I get it, you went to Vietnam. I know, it’s getting tough to say, ‘taken from a recent trip’ because I went around April time. (1974). But some people might be interested. If you are going to Vietnam I recommend this place. Only discovered in the last 100 or…

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I’ll probably say this was one of the best experiences of my life. That and seeing the Kevin Pietersen 158 against Australia on the last day of Ashes. Boy did I get hammered that day. Again, another good reason to give up the booze as I’d like to have a…

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Again apologies, no time to write at the minute. I’m knee deep in writing scripts for another blogger and his YouTube channel. (Will give you a match report on that at some point. Lets just say it’s Really Manly and Really Stylish). I was up at that crack of fuck…

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The Saigon Morin Hotel has an imperious aura. Built in 1901 it is widely regarded as the most luxurious hotel in all of Hue, Vietnam. It has 180 guest rooms, 4 restaurants and recreations. It suffered some damage during the Vietnam War, especially during the Tet Offensive of ’68 (one…

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In his book Previous Convictions; Assignments from Here and There, A.A Gill describes Vietnam as a place lacking one remarkable detail; 60’s rock ‘n’ roll. He’s right. There are no Jimi Hendrix licks, no hallowing cries of Jim Morrison echoing across the campestral rice fields. Other preconceptions will likely consist…

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If you’re out in Vietnam then do check this out, someone else has written a much better article detailing all the information; tours, destinations, purchasing etc. You can find the article here. It’s a humbling experience as most of the artists have been affected either directly or indirectly by Agent…

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Scroll back a couple of articles and I added a scrapbook of the wardrobe I accrued from my visits to the tailors in Hoi An. The experience had a profound effect on me. So much so I embarked on a project to set up an e-commerce site on behalf of one of…

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Inside the Imperial City, Hue. Home of the Tet Offensive which saw some of the bloodiest battles during the Vietnam war. The place shares a beauty and a bleakness. Bullet hole souvenirs pepper the entrance walls once patrolled by the Nguyen Emperors. The Citadel was home for the Emperors political…

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Is there nothing more macabre than googling Buddhist Immolation. Granted it’s not always the best way to start the day, and Christ knows what I’ll be spammed with now, but I wanted to know more about the Austin Westminster, the car that transported Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích Quang Duc to Saigon in…

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Every cat in Vietnam looks as miserable as sin. Vietnam is not a place for cats. Although have you ever met a cat brimming with optimism, with the world at its feet? I love cats. My missus has cats. They eat nothing but the finest imported tuna, a broth of…

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