Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Saigon Stylin' 2

Ho Chi Minh City at dusk from the 23rd floor of the Sheraton Hotel

The same city, from the same floor of the same hotel, juts a little later.

On the night Lucille (my brother's girlfriend) left for England we went for cocktails at 23rd Level - on the 23rd floor of the Sheraton Hotel.

Sunset on the highway

The first day of work! Excuse the badly tied (and zef) tie

You can get this stuff everywhere, snakes in jugs, scorpions in cans, beetles in bottles, one snake biting another one's head off that was chowing a scorpion eating a snake eating a beetle - you get the message

This little piggy went to the market...the other five stayed home, took some acid and turned into rainbow vienna sausages

Jewet, this one's for you - an original gansta Huey

He wishes

Lady making a straw hammock

Saigon Stylin'

Christoff in the Cu Chi Tunnels (looking like he just saw something from The Grudge)

These guys seriously can transport anything on their "scootays" (as Bo Selektah would say)

Damn quicksand

"Now you listen to us, Phong, those Yankees could strike at any time"

Little did Christoff (or me) know about the three huge spiders just above his ass

A lot of the women here try to cover as much of their bodies as possible from the sun (they want to stay as light as possible)

Casa Saigon: My brother's villa on the Saigon River


This is traditional school uniform (in the background is an ad for the washing powder my brother brand manages).

This place has a huge array of fruit - the spiky pink ones in the back are dragon fruit and taste awesome

Monday, April 17, 2006


These are the kiddy monks at the Wat Pho in Bangkok
(This is where they started the Camel Experience this weekend)

I don't know what this is, but it moves

Also at the Wat Pho

Some old fortress in the Banglamphu district of Bangkok, close to where we stayed

A contemplating (I think) monk at the Marble Temple in Bangkok

Christoff feeding Dumbo outside our guesthouse

Me, Myburgh (Cabousie) and Christoff at the Lucky Buddha


Little Sudanese kiddies on Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi

Myburgh crooning at the guesthouse

Christoff scared, cluthing his "transitional object" on Jomo Kenyatta

Friday, April 07, 2006

1 night in Bangkok

So we finally arrived in Bangkok, weird.

Naah, it's actually vey cool and cheap, except for the beers, but I guess you have to make money somehow. I haven't actually managed to upload any photos, will do that on Sunday when we're in Ho Chi Minh City (Loesil - ek sal vir jou spesiaal 'n paar x-toff classics oplaai).

It's hot here, real hot here. This place makes the Kalahari or Karoo look like amateurs in the "Bake your balls" game. Everyday is in the high 30s and humidity trickles teasingly somewhere between 90% and 100%. Luckily, nearly every second place is air-conditioned (even the main bus service is specially named the AC Bus), the beers are always cold, and the munchies are killer - especially the fresh fruit which the vendors sell along the road in these big glass boxes packed with ice.

We're off to see the Emerald Buddha (...the wonderful Buddha of Oz) and the Floating Marketplace today or tomorrow - unfortunately you can't take photoes of the Buddha because he's quite the man around here or something and is supposedly not fond of mere mortals capturing his image on film.

We had a crazy Tuk-Tuk rampage across town yesterday, Christoff just closed his eyes and prayed - something he did often on the way to Banglamphu from the airport. These guys don't really stop for anything - ever -they just sorta swerve around, up the sidewalk and over.

Anyways, will post the photos over the weekend.