Quick, fun and fast like scooters in Vietnam; Day 9

Yesterday our cat Ollie caught a sparrow. I turned around from finishing making our bed to see a helpless little bird trying desperately to escape Ollie’s mouth. He managed it and flew into our lounge, Ollie and I both chased him in there. Ollie was thrilled of course and I was envisioning scenes of blood…

60% of the World’s population can eat this, so why don’t you? Day 8

Welcome to Asia, a buzzing metropolis of flavour, pollution and 60% of the world’s population. Today marks the start of week 2 of our “Eat around the World – at home” 30 day challenge. Our first port of call is the historically tumultuous and scooter loving country of Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam, I…

Herby Hanoi; Delicious dishes, dirty streets and dodging traffic

On a steamy hot Monday evening we emerged from our air conditioned haven into the lobby of our hotel. A smiling face greeted us, we met our foodie guide extraordinaire Ha. Over the next four hours, we would laugh, squish ourselves into small spaces of all descriptions and eat seven different street foods. Sweat started…