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Driving in Dubai

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Driving in the Middle East is an unexpected panic attack waiting to happen.  No matter how cosmopolitan thcity is, the driving habits from the rest of the world have converged into one huge mess. There are roundabouts which are ignored, stop signs which are ignored, and u-turns which are made with great abandon.  My friend […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Dubai · Travel

Driving with Jacques

August 7th, 2007 · No Comments

We are currently driving a little Honda Jazz which is brand new.  Julie got it the day she was heading back to Bangkok and drove it a sum total of 5 kms before she handed us the keys.  Needless to say I am a little paranoid about making sure we take care of her car.  […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Thailand · Togetherness · Travel

Meltdown in Vietnam

July 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We left Hue on Saturday by bus to Hui An, along the coast. Hue was a calm respite after all the noise in Hanoi and people didn’t stand on their horns all day long. We also had a fabulous hotel for $32 USD per day and it was an excellent hotel. Modern, great bed, TV, […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Hui An · Togetherness · Travel · Vietnam

How to Cross the Street in Vietnam with Sharon

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Crossing the street in Vietnam is a little hairy at times. Since they don’t obey traffic laws, you step out into the street and hope that they don’t hit you as everybody dodges you. Here’s how to cross the street with Sharon. Inform Sharon ahead of time that we need to cross the street. Ignore […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Travel · Vietnam

Chicken Buses in Vietnam

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Yesterday we took a bus from Hue to Hoi An.  It is about a 5 hour trip b bus for the incredible amount of $5.00 US per person.  How bad could it be?  You always read about travelling with the locals, getting the flavour of the countryside, stopping in little towns along the way.  Charming […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Driving · Travel · Vietnam