Sunday, April 22, 2012

A more-or-less productive Sunday

I took the time to restart my news blog (what news blog?) for this incredible Wal-Mart corruption story by NYT's David Barstow. So please read his piece first, which is just damning.

And here's my write-up on it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Craving coffee in Vietnam

Sitting in a coffee shop in Hoi An looking at my photos.
When we were in Vietnam, we kept going on a search for good, Western-style coffee. While I enjoy the thick, sweet-flavored coffee that are usually served in most places in Vietnam (and also in Cambodia), we started to miss the familiar kick of espresso. In Hoi An, we found this little coffee shop that actually had a Lavazza machine! The first we've seen in Vietnam!

The owner of this little joint boasted that foreigners would come back day after day on their vacation just for their poison since theirs is the only place with a superior Italian coffee-brewing machine. Well, call us typical, but we stopped back at least once a day for the three days we spent in Hoi An.

Also, despite its sign, the place does not serve banh mi sandwiches.