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Rex Hotel in Saigon

The first one to mention it to me was my father in law (Danke Henry!). He said: “When you go to HCMC, do you stay in the famous Hotel Rex?”. I had never heard about it, but he told me about the Americans staying there during the American War (that’s how they call this war here in Vietnam). When arranging meetings here in Saigon, another guy I wa...

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Vietnamese Fast Food

Tonight I learned a new thing: Vietnamese also have Fast Food. Like McDonaldViet. My showed me such a place tonight. It’s called Star Beef. Believe it or not, we had something like a “Hot Stone” menu. Except that the stone was metal. The lady that served the beef was cutting it in little pieces in front of us, with scissors.

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Sugar cane drink

Just because it’s my last food shop in Da Nang (for this time), and because I never mentioned it. With My, today for lunch. We went to a small food shop that she selected. I know 3 categories of Vietnamese food so far: Soupy Non-Soupy Rolly Today we took non-soupy. Food was very good (as usual here), and for drinking we had freshly sq...

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Absacker (aka nightcap)

Since its my last evening in Da Nang, I’d like to introduce you to my nightcap traditions that I have elaborated the last 3 weeks. When I drive back from town with my little motorbike I often (very often) stop at Minsk bar for a “last beer” (CZ guys know what it means if you say “jeden pivo”). It’s a very relaxed & layed back bar with great...

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Friday night in Da Nang

Ok, it’s Friday night, the hard work part of my stay in Da Nang is mostly done – so I hit the road for a bar hopping tour. Dinner on the road: street food along the beach (Nadine, Doreen, Hamarz, you know the place). What’s new: ordering became easy by now. Not that I speak a relevant word of Vietnamese but I got used to the fact that I don’t ;...

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Blogging from Textmate

All you senior Textmate users forgive me for my childish enthusiasm, BUT: It’s just great! TextMate, the workhorse editor on Mac has a blogging bundle I just discovered. If you are curioud, [this movie] explains it in a really decent way. Although it’s 6 years old (!!) it’s still valid and very handy. Only the markdown translation seems some...

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Missing App

Die Email bekam ich eben von einer Kollegin – wieso bloß…? Hi Till, wünsche dir ein gutes neues Jahr! Beiliegenden Witz habe ich gerade bekommen und musst an Dich denken ;-) Viele Grüße, XYZ

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