Lost in Hanoi

It’s a 32 degree, humid evening in Hanoi. We have just walked out of our hotel in the Old Quarter, for a casual stroll down to Vincom City shopping mall. We’re on a mission to locate an iPod charger, and pre-book our tickets to the water puppets and the circus. All we have is a...

Images of South East...

Tran Quoc Pagoda View Larger Map A place of worship on a busy traffic thoroughfare just north of national Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh precinct in Hanoi. The ground floor of the temple is busy and jostling but not packed. People walk around, light free incense, take free flowers as a sign of respect...

Last Day

This is my last day in Sri Lanka, or to be more accurate, my last few hours. I shall be leaving tomorrow morning at a “sprightly” 7am. Do not be fooled, dear reader, for I have accomplished much over the past two weeks, despite my lack of diligence in regards to posting on here…My last 2...

A Day in the Life

My shoes shined to a full gleam, my trousers pressed, my shirt ironed. Face scrubbed, teeth brushed, hair combed and tied up. Bag packed- rice and curry in my lunchbox, an apple, two notebooks, a bottle of water and an umbrella. This is how I started the day. I said a rushed “good...

Various Things

OK, so the weirdest thing just happened. Apparently Suji, the Canadian elective student who’s here with me was trying to take a photo of the hospital and ended up getting chased by the hospital guards (who, by the by, carry guns). She just came in here, visibly shaken and crying. How...