Monthly Archive: March, 2012

Trying to make friends in Hanoi…

Tala’s biggest fear in Hanoi is not the traffic, the pollution, or the dog meat market – it’s Miniature Pinchers and Chihuahuas that pop out of alleyways and doors around the city. She… Continue reading

Spicy Italian Sausage Sauce with Penne Pasta

There was lots of excitement the other day when the KitchenAid mincer and sausage making attachment arrived in the mail. After three years in Sudan, we’ve been really enjoying having great pork here.… Continue reading

The Turtle of Hoan Kiem Lake

On a lunch time walk around the lake, the hound and I were reminded why one always needs to have a camera handy in Hanoi. A small crowd was gathering on the edge… Continue reading

Abandoned pools and random busts in downtown Hanoi

Back to Hanoi and a walk over to the first French Colonial University founded in 1926. ┬áSadly, it was a rather grey day, typical of winter here, but the empty sidewalks at Tet… Continue reading

Meweleh Market

Vietnam feels very far from Sudan when I look back at these pictures taken one year ago. Meweleh Market is a sprawling, barren spot just outside Omdurman. Despite being bereft of vegetation, it… Continue reading