vietnam

vietnam stories – the food

Bun Bo. the best Bun Bo in town. I found it just next to my Hotel in Duong Thanh St in Hanoi. she cooked so elegantly, that I always stopped on the way back to the hotel to watch her. first she carefully fried garlic, then thin sliced beef (bo), after that she added the rice noodles (bun). then she tops everything with peanuts and fried onions. finally she adds her secret. now a year later she’s gone

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vietnam stories – the sunday

just one of this lazy sunday afternoons. I was full of no coffee. dreaming of Cà phê đá, a nice cup of  vietnamese ice-coffee. on my way to the cafe next door the rain hit me. I never experienced such rain ever before.  10 min later everything was flooded. no Cà phê đá

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vietnam- the other world

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flying to Hanoi is special. leaving home  just after lunch. rushing to the airport. jumping on the plane. waking up in a different world. arriving in Hanoi a world full of no coffee. coffee in the plane is not drinakable. watching the street is the first adventure in the early morning hours.


the rain

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the rain came quick. really quick. nearly too quick for me. the whole morning everybody in town talked about the rain will come. the rain came and it really rained. water flooded the street. suddenly after half hour the rain stopped. everything went back to normal. first a coffee


the green

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all about green. we discussed some days, what is green. we found no answer. than I decided to leave Hanoi and search for the green. I had to ask a lot of people. they took me on a boat and showed me the way to the mountains to find the green. here I had to ask again. they send me to the kitchen. now I know where to find the green


vietnam – the lake

6.00h the telephone was ringing. somebody tried to call someone. but didn#t wanted to talk to me. anyway it was too early to talk. I decided go for a walk around the Lake. in the center of the old quarter in Hanoi. everybody is going to the lake at this early morning hours to exercise. the whole world is stretching, jumping and playing.  at 8.00h it’s all over. time for a coffee

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