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Archive for ‘August, 2012’

Front page on the day of the moon walk

Winking at the moon

There was a lot of “do you remember where you were?” talk this week, with the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong bringing back memories for those…


Snagging a snap with Kevin 07

It’s not every day that I receive an invitation to a barbecue hosted by a former Prime Minister.  But so it was last week, when a…


A story of loss, and love, and hope

My sister Anne died of cancer when she was 54. It was a sudden and devastating blow for all who loved her. Anne was the oldest…


My name is Lee

Travelling in Asia can be problematic at times if you are a Western woman and your name is Lee.  Your first name, I mean. Lee is one…


Cocktails and comfort in Saigon

Mid-afternoon in Saigon.  From the rooftop bar of the iconic Rex Hotel, we see the monsoonal clouds gathering.  It’s the kind of day when your shirt sticks…


Dalat delights

Some days, there’s just not time for real indulgence, and you have to improvise.  This was one of them.  Dalat is a cool change from the…


Down and dirty in Vietnam

It slides in a silky, smooth brown torrent over my skin.  A slick, slippery cascade of liquid mud, pouring through my wet hair, down my back,…