The One Armed Shearer

This is a story by Melissa Keough, a South Australian journalist writing for a newsletter called South Australia Today.  We don’t usually just copy stories like this but love this one, it’s Anzac Day, we’re home after a year away, and feeling swamped by sentimentality and love for this great country, our home, Australia. This […]

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Cool Cats’ cafés Hanoi

Hanoi’s Hidden caffeine hits Our last loving look back at Hanoi.  Sigh.  What a Gal ! The war is over. Give Peace a chance. Everything old is new again and the young of Hanoi are creating a grungy hipster scene with a nod to the colours of Cuba, all styles of music, the furniture of […]

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Sigh…gone !

It was raining in Saigon as we lay in bed in our little kipsy above the knocking shop.  The Miss Mekong Pub complete with sad-eyed elderly men and dressed-to-the-nines nubile hostesses. Whilst they cheered and beered the World Cup goals we sniffled and sighed, sad to be leaving Vietnam. Here are some tokens and signs […]

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The Reunification Express

Our shoes clomped along the cobbled stones of the alley as we made our way down the side of the Cathedral to join the buzzing devotees milling in the Plaza. Hanoi has given us so much joy and fun and food and coffee and music and poetry.  This city is a poem in itself, stamped […]

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