Thanks to some inertia from Yahoo in improving Flickr, I’ve decided to post all new photo sets on SmugMug. You can click on this link to go there immediately and sign up for email updates whenever I post new sets
Thought by some to host the nicest commercial beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang is a lovely holiday destination away from the noise and bustle of the big cities. Vinpearland, across the bay, is worth a visit for the excellent aquarium and very clean man-made beaches. Vietnam’s best scuba diving is also based in Nha Trang, although the Philippines is world-class
Malapascua is an island near Cebu, particularly well-known as the best location in the world to dive with the elusive Thresher Shark. I spent 10 wonderful days there in early December 2010 with my dive buddy, Joepi. We saw the sharks on the very last day
From 12-5 every Saturday and Sunday the gambling set head over to Phu Tho Race Track in District 11 for their weekly dose of pony racing. It’s not horse racing because the nags are simply too small. The jockeys are kids, and their faces don’t show much joy in the job. However, it’s a fun day and a great place to take photos.
Note: check first, as it may no longer be operating
Vung Tau is a coastal town about 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. It is popular as a weekend getaway for Saigonese, even though the beaches are not particularly good
Sa Pa – a beautiful part of northern Vietnam, quite close to the Chinese border. Highly recommended as part of any Vietnam tourist itinerary
Perusing Twitter I stumbled across a link to this travel brochure about Vietnam, written primarily for the American audience in 1961. It was initially fascinating to see how the city of Saigon was starting to develop, thanks to French influences, but as I read further a sense of sadness and disappointment took over. Heavily represented is hunting.
I’ve been happily using Flickr for years, but due to the lack of inertia from Yahoo in maintaining and improving it, I’ve decided it’s time to find something better. I’ve moved to SmugMug because it integrates better with Lightroom, has a lot more flexibility in how I present my site, and is less likely to disappear when/if
It’s been a year since these snapshots were uploaded to Flickr, and it’s interesting to see that not a lot has changed. Photo jojo’s Photo Time Capsule November 25th to December 9th, 2011 A selection of your most interesting photos from one year ago. What I’m doing while you’re hobnobbing Taken November 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm If it’s too
The latest in high school humour comes from a couple of likely types in my Grade 8 and 9 ICT classes. Teacher, would you like to drink from my toilet? Um, thanks for the thought but I think I’ll pass. Teacher I brought my cellphone to school today! Ah, great to see signs of progress in Vietnam.
Looking for interesting ways of teaching date and time functions, along with formatting numbers, I decided to occupy myself in a more useful manner. I’ve always wondered how I could possibly read the nearly 10,000 books currently sitting in my ebook collection. Today we were talking about how many days, hours and minutes we’ve been on this
Today marks the most important day in the Australian sporting calendar – the AFL Grand Final. Hawthorn plays Sydney in what, at the time of writing, is a cliffhanger. Usually, I spend the day in a hotel conference room with 5-600 fellow Saigon residents, eating & drinking from a buffet while listening to a celebrity guest and