Monthly Archives: November 2016

Crowds at the temple

It’s that time of the month again. Lunar something going on and where I usually do my afternoon run, I now have to dodge the crowd. Kinda beautiful though observing all those people following the old rituals, honoring their ancestors, … Continue reading

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Trip to Ba Vì Mountain, Part II

Work in progress, please come back here for PHOTOS later. Sunday, 27th November: After a night of pretty much no sleep, I got myself ready in running gear and greeted the day with an hour of running of the outskirts … Continue reading

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Trip to Ba Vì Mountain, Part I

Work in progress, please come back here for PHOTOS later. Saturday, 26th November: After a scrumptious burger lunch, we were picked up by Thuy and 1PM in a 16 seater van. Thuy is an old friend of Ritsu from her … Continue reading

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Good Morning Ba Vì!

Another place holder until we get back and I can sort through all those pictures me and everybody else took. Did not sleep to well, as we 3 had to share one bed (in a traditional Vietnamese house, sharing with … Continue reading

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Dancing with the locals

This weekend we are out at Ba Vì mountain, about 50km from Hanoi. So many pictures of fun adventures and many stories to tell, which I will do when we get back. For now a sneak peak of tonight’s dance … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

Before going on a ‘big’ weekend trip (just 50 km away from Hanoi), I wanted to make sure we got some more physical exercise in, heck, I drag the family out every weekend morning if possible Grey in grey, but … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner @ Don’s

Since we are not American, we are not super big on Thanksgiving. First year here we did not do anything, last year we went to Daluva for their special feast and the quirky summer repeat in May. This year we … Continue reading

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Not much going on, so, running stats …

It is rare that at the end of the day I realize that I have barely taken any photos … we were at a farewell party in the evening, but I did not take a single shot. So, what I … Continue reading

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All of Wednesday

Good Morning Ha Noi! Another beautiful morning. Ritsu was getting ready for yoga class, so I got to run and passed this swimmer in an unusual prep-pose. We get to see him pretty much every day, but that pose was … Continue reading

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Rollerblading into the sunset

There’s currently a break on afternoon activities in school (though Julius has violin make up tomorrow), hence Julius comes home earlier than usual and as long as the weather is this nice, I drag us out. This time him blading, … Continue reading

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More doggies … (and sunset)

One sure-fire way to lure Julius out of the house is the promise of more potential dog encounters, and today we really lucked out! The weather is still nice and balmy (shorts & short sleeves) and there is this one … Continue reading

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Movie Sunday … but first…

No Sunday shall begin without our family walk, enjoying the early sunshine … Some animal encounters and light running … Reflection & Prayer … and flowery kisses… But then it was finally time to get to the early Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Saturday night shenanigans

We returned to Pizza 4 P today, which involves a walk along Hoan Kiem lake, since on weekends this is now all pedestrian area and our Uber can only get us close, but not all the way. Besides the usual … Continue reading

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Soccer Tournament

Hard to believe that first half of the school year is coming to an end already and thus today’s soccer was already the end of semester tournament. Here some fun action shots, I only brought my phone, which is not … Continue reading

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Haircut!

Last time I got Julius to get his haircut was back in February! That’s 9 months ago! Today, finally, Ritsu took him to the Japanese hair salon again and these are the results:

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