Hà Nội Scribbles

Writing & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Things that feel/taste good

The bittersweet irony of your favourite sports team snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The sense of accomplishment after completing a task you doubted would ever get finished. Chocolate. … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

And our contestant is…

Dating a Vietnamese woman is like being a contestant in a game show. A game show you have never watched before and for which you only have the vaguest of … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Barely believable in the 21st Century

The first thing you notice before your eyes have adjusted to the gloom is the strong musky smell. But no matter how strong the distinctive bear aroma, perhaps the most … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cast adrift on a sea of troubles

Does history repeat itself? Do we never learn lessons? Is it part of the human condition to find ourselves in the same situations over and over yet make identical mistakes? … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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