Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace by simmogem, on Flickr
Reunification Palace by simmogem, on Flickr

Of all the major cities in the world, few have gone through as much change in the past 150 or so years as Ho Chi Minh City.  No better example of this change can be found than Reunification Palace.

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In transit, continued


Changi by simmogem, on Flickr
Changi by simmogem, on Flickr

Now in Changi Airport and these Singaporians sure know how to do airports.

Enjoying the day bed for an hour before the next flight to Hanoi.  Dimmed lighting, some quite piano music piped through the ‘oasis’ lounge and free superfast internet.

Lots of camera gear for what looks like good prices too.  Could be tempting on the way back.

No, we haven't been in Germany for the past 5 years

Almost certainly any previous reader of this blog has long since forgotten that it ever exisited.

Well Surprise! We’re back!

With no real excuse for leaving you all hanging, lets just get onto business and finish the story… or has it not ended yet? Continue reading “No, we haven't been in Germany for the past 5 years”

New Site Functions


Firstly, I have shuffled the sidebar (over there ->) around to make room for a new addition – ‘Unread Comments’

This will list any posts that have had new comments made since your last visit.  I would suggest you all click the ‘Mark all comments as read’ button to begin with as it will initially think everything is unread.  From then on you cam simply glance at it to see if there are any new comments from us or other readers.

The other new function is a little more subtle but hopefully very useful.  Comment Subscriptions.

When submiting a comment to one of our posts you will now see a checkbox below the text field titled ‘Notify me of followup comments via e-mail’.  Selecting this will tell the site to notify you when we (or another reader) replys.  If you decide that the email notifications are annoying you can unsubscribe by clicking Manage subscriptions at the bottom of any comments you have subscribed to.

I hope that these new functions will allow you to more easily keep up to date with whats happening.  We love reading everyones comments, even bickering between the founding fathers of communism who have occassioned here.  And if anyone has any feedback or suggestions for other site improvements please feel free to leave them below.  I have very little idea what I’m doing here and while the pay is low, I do enjoy tinkering.

Till next time,


Flickr Photo Albulm

Small addition to the blog.  I have removed the old calendar from the sidebar and replaced it with a ‘flickr badge’.  This will scroll through random photos from our travels.  You can click on them to be taken to the full size images.

What I would like to know is:

1.  Do you find this useful?

2. Has it slowed the page down too much?  Especially anyone using dialup. 

Please leave some comments and feedback.   Oh, and if you want to access previous posts you can still do so via the Archives link at the top right of the page.