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Friday, January 24, 2020
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I’M GUESSING ONE BELONGS TO A BANK CEO…

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Locals’ parking on the Thu Bon River, Hoi An, Vietnam. The post I’M GUESSING ONE BELONGS TO A BANK CEO… appeared first on HaxTrax.
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BY THE THU BON RIVER, HOI AN…

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The wind, as if the distant jungle’s hot breath, sweeps across, sapping all energy, only to be tamed by the cooling, licking waves of the gentle Thu Bon River, and then swirls up between...
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MORNING COFFEE, HOI ANH, VIETNAM

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Is there a better way to start the day? The post MORNING COFFEE, HOI ANH, VIETNAM appeared first on HaxTrax.
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SO DELICATE, SO DELICIOUS…

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The famous White Rose prawn dumplings of Hoi An: Compared to South Melbourne Market Dim Sims? Well, think of Snow White next to Shrek. I told the owner the “garnish” – crunchy dried, fried...
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DUCK OUT FOR A LIGHT BITE…

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The words “light” and “duck” should not be in the same sentence when describing food; duck is fatty. But to borrow from incomparable TV cook Rick Stein, this duck congee (rice soup often unkindly...
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VIETNAM SHORTS FASHION: THE VERDICT IS IN, HOI AN GIVES BEN THANH A “TROUSERING”…

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Same price, same haggling, but check out the shorts on the left: Hoi An market off-the-rack (ie cellophane bag), easily stitch up Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market offering (right). The Hoi An...
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HA! I’VE BOUGHT THE LATEST FASHION IN VIETNAMESE SUMMER SHORT…

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Now I’ll blend in with the locals. They’ll never suspect I’m a tourist, and the stall traders and taxis will even stop pestering me. Doesn’t matter if I look daggy. I’m a “Travel Genius”… The post...
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HAXTRAX PROVERB: IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA, ONLY A CHILLED TIGER SHOULD BE CORNERED ON A...

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No animals were harmed in this post, done under professional supervision at the Hoi An night market, Vietnam. You are advised to definitely try this at home… The post HAXTRAX PROVERB: IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA, ONLY...
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ACCOMM LUXURY AT A QUARTER OF THE PRICE…

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This “Style Homestay” guest house in Hoi An gets best value on this Vietnam trip. I’ve done the US$13 a night guest houses in Ho Ch Minh City and DaNang, great for solo travel,...
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WHAT HAS 48 LEGS, VERY NASTY VENOMOUS PINCERS AND VISITS YOU AS YOU’RE TURNING...

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Scolopendra subspinipes, AKA “Chinese Redhead” centipede. I told him to “shoo” with my shoe, and out the door he went. In guest house DaNang, Vietnam. I hope he’s not the vengeful type… And I think I...