Monthly Archive: February, 2012

Phu Quoc Island

The nice thing about living in a very long country is that to escape the drizzle and cold of Hanoi we just flew south for two hours to Phu Quoc, an island in… Continue reading

Hunting Helicopters

It’s tough trying to be a hunting dog when kept┬ápermanently on a leash, living in Hanoi. The chickens are always a temptation especially now that the evil rooster is gone… and treeing rats… Continue reading

An autumnal Hoan Kiem Lake

These are photographs I took of Hoan Kiem lake during the beautiful weather we had at the beginning of December. Sadly, I now have not seen the sun in three weeks, although Hoan… Continue reading

Sniffing out fakes

As Tala has spent more and more time in Vietnam, she has become very adept at spotting fakes. Tala sniffed out this one the other day and could confirm that it was indeed… Continue reading

French Colonial Architecture in Hanoi

The French were in Vietnam from 1873 until 1954, with Hanoi becoming the capital of French Indochine in 1887. While the old quarter was left intact as a distinctly Vietnamese part of the… Continue reading