4 days free for HCMC & Hanoi, Vietnam

So you have about a weekend free for Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) and again for Hanoi, the classic internal-external combination, reminiscent of Beijing and Shanghai or Johannesburg and.. the rest of South Africa. That’s quite a coincidence, since I just recently had the exact same opportunity. Unlike other trips, I don’t believe my experience made the … More 4 days free for HCMC & Hanoi, Vietnam

[V]illa el Haw Par

As is the nature of man’s folly, you often agree to something without real understanding of what you’re getting into. A great example is my new friend’s “favourite theme park”, Haw Par Villa. So, brief introduction: The park originated from two brothers who owned the Tiger Balm business (same one you can still find in … More [V]illa el Haw Par

[B]onsai heritage

This morning, while lying on the balcony tiles listening to music, I was contemplating my heritage. I chose this word deliberately to emphasise that some people did some stuff  at some time in the past and the impact of their actions is quite a front line topic still in my identity as I see. So let me introduce to you … More [B]onsai heritage