The Fox and Goose

The Fox and Goose

May 31, 2010 Great Britain by Steve Martin Edit

On our first night I wandered down the road to see what the local pub was like. I bought a beer and asked if I could have a look at the menu. The food looked great [more on that later]. Homemade pies, seafood and local game dishes and all of it for about 12 pounds a dish. It was then I looked in my pocket and realised after buying the beer I only had 10 pounds 43 pence to my name.

I had my beer and figured there was always tomorrow night, but tomorrow night turned into a week we'd all rather forget.

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Orwell's England

Orwell's England

May 23, 2010 Great Britain by Steve Martin Edit

If I thought Ho Chi Minh was everywhere in Vietnam, Uncle Ho has nothing on George Orwell and his fears of a society under government scrutiny. In England the cameras are everywhere. They track cars, control speeds, read number plates, read faces and impose themselves into every corner of the country that we've been so far.

 

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Potato Man attacks!!

Potato Man attacks!!

May 11, 2010 Great Britain by Steve Martin Edit

There's a tap on the window. Outside there is a man in gumboots holding a hammer in one hand and a bag of potatoes in the other hand. He has a wild look in his eye and he shouts something un-intelligible. We can't hear him over the sound of the V8 engine, but we both know he's up to something a bit nutty.

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Goodbye Vietnam !!!

Goodbye Vietnam !!!

May 09, 2010 Vietnam by Steve Martin Edit

It's our second last day and James and I are on the loose again. We've escaped the confines of the hotel to visit the Hanoi War Museum. The Museum is a 15 minute walk through terrible traffic and non existent sidewalks. It's also opposite Lenin Square and it's a public holiday celebrating the end of the Vietnam War.

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An Unfinished Country

An Unfinished Country

May 01, 2010 Vietnam by Steve Martin Edit

"It's like nothing is ever finished", Jo said as we travelled to Ha Long Bay. It is a perfect description of Vietnam. Nothing ever does seem to get finished. Everywhere we look something is either being built or torn down. Something is being left to rot in the tropical heat or is being redone.

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