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THE BEST PART ABOUT TRAVEL IS…

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Coming home to these two. Doesn’t it feel good to be wanted? Travel helps us to appreciate other cultures and what we have at home… The post THE BEST PART ABOUT TRAVEL IS… appeared first...
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DUCK AIN’T EASY TO DO

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Lashing out for lunch, roasted duck ($US6.25) at touristy Chinese chain, TiNat. Duck skin crispy but flesh either undercooked or dry. The noodles, vegies and sauce are delicious. Yeah I’ve been spoilt: the simple,...
buckle up for a brief break at the beach

Buckle up for a brief break at the beach

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Rugged up and ready to roll … a final belt to tighten, and Dad, daughter and son are set for the ride home to Ho Chi Minh after one night away in Vung Tau. Mum,...
an apple a day … goes well with iced coffee

An apple a day … goes well with iced coffee

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She’ll be apples: crunchy, not too sweet, and delicious. Vietnam’s little green apples, táo, add “healthy” to the breakfast of iced coffee with sweetened milk, and trà da (weak iced tea). I’ll skip on...
choice: in with the new while keeping the old

Choice: In with the new while keeping the old

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A view to the future: Ibis will be a perfect fit for the foreshore at Vung Tau, Vietnam. The popular weekend escape for Ho Chi Minh City’s populace, Vung Tau is balancing the accomm options...
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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.

Fried rice with a sour pickle

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The only surly woman I’ve met in Cambodia serves me: fried rice with beef balls (AKA slices of a small beef sausage) and three big, sour pickles – two on the plate and one...
crunch, munch for a snack or lunch

Crunch, munch for a snack or lunch

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Vietnam tortillas: Bánh xèo are crispy, fried-then-barbecued streetfood snacks that I relish. This Vung Tau foreshore version has an ageing shrimp/fish sauce aroma that I’m not overly keen on, but the best I’ve tried...

My Mr (coffee) Bean Moment

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Why won’t this coffee machine work? It’s plugged in, the capsule’s in, I’m pushing the blue “blast off” button – but no action? Cursing my ignorance, I upend the machine to retrieve the capsule...

You can’t beat eggs for breakfast?

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You most certainly can beat eggs for breakfast – and add butter, onion, spring onion, tomato, and SEAsian pepper to make a big, tasty “Omelette a la Nigel” (US$3.90) at The Beauty Bar, Ong...