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Gluttony Expedition – Perfectly Imperfect, Hanoi, Vietnam

 In the rainy pen of Hanoi we settle and slow our pace in contradiction to this city that is anything but slow of pace, we’re seeing the sights before the food storm descends upon our lives, a calm before the storm. The Ngoc Son temple sits in a lake near our hotel, this gracious setting […]

Gluttony Expedition – In Denial, Hanoi, Vietnam

 You know that sensation when you know something’s a little wrong but you don’t want to admit it yet, don’t want to make it real by giving it a name? It’s the nagging sensation like a lover that has become a little distant or your own declining fitness; that concrete evidence staring you in the […]

While you were working – Broken Hearts, Hoi An, Vietnam

 The chorus of the Hoi An market choir rises over baskets of herbs and small little pots burning incense in the morning, the cries are raucous and insistent but lacking in urgency; it’s not so much a demand but an introduction. There may be a formidable army before us but there’s breakfast behind, good luck […]

Gluttony Expedition – Slow, Hoi An, Vietnam

 Nothing to do and nowhere to go, we’ve been yearning to say that for a few days now as this sleep in time has no finish time we can determine. There is one thing that must happen today of course and that’s to top up on our junkie fix with another bowl of Cao Lau, […]

Gluttony Expedition – Room for Two, Nha Trang, Vietnam

 It’s time to pay the bill, but we don’t have any idea how much we’re to be paying and only a slight idea what we’re paying for; we’re sure we ordered something with beef in it but was there beef in dinner? Yousef hands over some notes and a young boy stands stuck to the […]

Gluttony Expedition – Dead Words, Nha Trang, Vietnam

 After the stern talking to yesterday Greg is finally behaving like a man befitting my substantial repute and Rob has continued his good form from the lovers tiff just out of Mui Ne. I don’t want to jinx the good fortune but just possibly there’s to be four of us all getting along again as […]

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