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Day 15 Our last day in Vietnam

Day 15 Our last day in Vietnam

by mrsdenton @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

The heat hit us as we walked out of our hotel on our last day in Vietnam. We boarded our bus and set off for the one and a half hour drive to the Cu Chi tunnels, 60km northwest of Ho Chi Minh. We set off to explore the history behind the Cu Chi Tunnels […]

Kick a copper daily

by noreply@blogger.com (Andrew) @ High Riser

For my male readers, or even female, turn you mind back to when you were 16 or 17. Would you have kicked a policeman in the face when trying to stop a shoplifting teenager mate from being arrested?

I will guess your answer will be no. The instance above refers to northern African immigrants, or those who have parents were African immigrants. But that is not particularly relevant as we also hear of young white multi generational Australian youth doing the same. A couple of white female tourists are charged with assaulting police at a Sydney beach Christmas Day party.

I consulted with my English born better half, and he agrees that when we were young, we were frightened of policemen, and it was men then. If we behaved badly, the threat was always there that a policeman would come and take us away and do goodness knows what to us. Of course as an adult, there is some appeal in a policeman doing goodness knows what to me.

So how has the change in society come about? Perhaps in summary, little respect for authority, leading to those in authority to not have authority any more.

Is there any validity in saying, they need a good kick up the arse? The police were just the people to do that, and they did. Is that where the fear and respect came from? They were never supposed to do that, but a blind eye was turned. Of course given the power of assault being ignored, it led to abuse of power.

One possible reason I have touched on before. If people are not picked up by police for minor matters, they will lose respect for laws and the enforcement of them.

Is it that institutions, including police, around the world have been exposed as being very corrupt in the twentieth century?

Ok, generally police no longer give an arse kicking to a badly behaving youth, but there are other things to fear from getting involved with police, such as being locked up for an extended period, the shame, the pointlessness, the criminal record, the fact that you are a marked person by police. I just do not understand why there is no fear of the police, the courts and the legal system. Is it that the courts are too lenient? Many people say yes, but if they sit in on a trial, they say no. The judgement and sentence were fair.

Oh well, hopefully me pontificating from my ivory concrete tower will not experience some of the terrible crimes in Melbourne that have been perpetrated on those similar to me, very very normal people.

Later edit: It seems like the cop kicking kid has breached many orders, including bail and parole and a criminal history and will now be remanded in custody.


Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City

by simongould @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

The journey for the yellow team came to an end with a cyclo ride around the City of Ho Chi Minh (in the morning prior to leaving Vietnam). What an amazing journey it has been! Advertisements

BLACK MONDAY: UNPRECEDENTED STRING OF CRASHES INCLUDING FATAL MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT, OVERTURNED CARS CAUSES MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM IN KLANG VALLEY

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PETALING JAYA: A number of accidents on Monday morning has resulted in traffic jams along several roads and expressways in the Klang Valley. On the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), a fatal accident near Bandar Utama involving a motorcyclist is causing ...

Lunar New Year Food and Traditions | Cravings

Lunar New Year Food and Traditions | Cravings


Cravings

We’re talking about Lunar New Year and the food and traditions surrounding it in Vietnam, China and elsewhere in this episode of Cravings.

Tours of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days/13 nights

Tours of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days/13 nights


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Best of Laos 9 days

by admin @ getawayhalongsapa, halong, sapa, getaway

Best of Laos 9 days with Getaway Halong Sapa. This trip is private trip and will support you with all favoritism places in Laos. itinerary: Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival Day 2: Luang Prabang City Tour (B) Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B) Day 4: Luang […]

The New Edition of Glutton Guide Melbourne is Out Now!

by Jamie @ Melbourne Eats – Glutton Guides

Melbourne, June 2017 – Glutton Guide Melbourne: The Hungry Traveler’s Guidebook is on a mission to help tourists eat like locals. Are you searching out the best avocado toast in town? Want to try a ‘roo burger? Looking for the best laneway bar? Or do you just need some advice about the top wine tours […]

The South of Vietnam 4 days @ 250 usd

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The South of Vietnam 4 days with Getaway Halong Sapa Highlight: HCM Accommodation + Airport transfer return + HCM city tour and Mekong Delta full day trip Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City arrival , Check in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city ( No Meal ) When you arrival […]

Vietnam & Cambodia 14 days with 4 star accommodation and cruise @ 2999

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Highlight of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days included Hanoi stay + Halong Bay overnight with V’spirit  Cruise + Night train from HN to Da Nang + My Son tour + Hoi An private tour + Domestic flight from Da nang to HCM + Cao […]

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City

by mrsdenton @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

Vietnam Red have had an action packed last day in Vietnam.  Vas and Lucy J  are to write our blog entry. They will do this tomorrow as they are at present packing. The following pictures will give you an idea of our day until then.

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up

by Decisive Cravings @ Decisive Cravings

2017 End of Year Cooking Class & Lunch Wrap Up See some photos from the day including our delicious Eritrean lunch feast   On Sunday December 3rd 2017 – we held our first group cooking class and lunch hosted by Cultivating Community. It was a worry of a weekend with extreme weather warnings forecast across the state, but somehow the sun managed to break through the clouds to allow us a tour of the Fitzroy Kitchen Garden while our lunch was simmering.   Outside the Fitzroy Community Food Centre at their Kitchen Garden     Our dining table with flowers from the Fitzroy Kitchen Garden   Along with our hosts, Cultivating Community, a small group of us gathered at the Fitzroy Community Food Centre to learn and make an Eritrean feast taught by our cook Shadya. We learnt a generous handful of dishes that she was taught by her mother and father in Eritrea at their restaurant (which is apparently still standing). These included falafil, humus, purslane lentil curry and a vegetable curry – all recipes where completely vegetarian and delicious! And we can’t forget dessert! Shadya shared her recipe for Makleel with us too. These are very similar to Lukumades […]

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Day 14: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh)

Day 14: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh)

by simongould @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

This morning we travelled by bus to Da Nang airport, where the American Military personnel were first sent to fight in the Vietnam War (in 1965). After our short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) airport, we embarked on a bus ride to our city Hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, situated […]

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Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

by simongould @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

Our last full day in Vietnam! How time has flown (literally). Knowing this, we were keen to make the most of every opportunity on our second last day in this wonderful country. The phone rang at 6.00 am for breakfast as we were due on the bus for a 7.30 am departure to the Cu […]

Explore The Capital City of Vientiane 3 days @ 199 usd

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Highlights: Discover That Luang, the most famous temple in Vientiane and some other ones. Feel a Paris among Laos when visiting Patuxay, including French architecture. Discover the cultural and religious values behind the unique Buddha Park. Itinerary: Day 1: Vientiane Arrival  Day 2: Vientiane City Tour – Buddha Park (B) […]

Disconnect & Reconnect

by thehumble! @ The Humble Dumpling

This photo was taken in late 50’s early 60’s after a family fishing trip. Thats me on the right, gently stroking the fish…Pondering life and death, questioning source, perhaps even contemplating its future? …..Clearly I like to think that I’ve always been deeply connected to food.  DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT Recently, visiting some of the local cafes around Melbourne,Read more

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Melbourne in 2017

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Melbourne has near a quarter million Chinese people living in it. That means awesome Chinese food and great Spring Festival celebrations. Here’s our picks for how to best celebrate Chinese New Year in Melbourne in 2017. Queen Victoria Market Jan 28 at 2pm: Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival ambassador Elizabeth Chong hosts a free cooking demonstration. […]

Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Springvale Gourmet Food Guide


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If you'd like to uncover some of Springvale's food gems, here are a few highlights to start with from our Springvale Gourmet Food Guide tour with Elizabeth Chong.

Vietnam Travel: 9 Best Beaches to Soak Up the Sun

Vietnam Travel: 9 Best Beaches to Soak Up the Sun


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The Life Interview with Luxasia founder Patrick Chong: Beauty is this man's world

The Life Interview with Luxasia founder Patrick Chong: Beauty is this man's world


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Mr Patrick Chong, founder and chief executive officer of fragrance and cosmetics distributor Luxasia, is everything and nothing you would imagine a beauty industry CEO to be.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

BLACK MONDAY: UNPRECEDENTED STRING OF CRASHES INCLUDING FATAL MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT, OVERTURNED CARS CAUSES MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM IN KLANG VALLEY

BLACK MONDAY: UNPRECEDENTED STRING OF CRASHES INCLUDING FATAL MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT, OVERTURNED CARS CAUSES MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM IN KLANG VALLEY


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PETALING JAYA: A number of accidents on Monday morning has resulted in traffic jams along several roads and expressways in the Klang Valley.On the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), a fatal accident…

Tasty tour of the heart

Tasty tour of the heart


Dandenong Star Journal

By CASEY NEILL “ONE might as well be in South East Asia.” Foodie Elizabeth Chong couldn’t speak highly enough on…

Vietnam Red: Our last blog entry

Vietnam Red: Our last blog entry

by mrsdenton @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

Freya The trip to Vietnam really helped to show me that everyone, everywhere face similar problems and issues. We share the same values of family, safety and security. All that is different is the cultural approaches in dealing with the issues people face Will In Vietnam I learned about their amazing culture and ways of […]

Our first wok star

Our first wok star


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Elizabeth Chong changed perceptions of Asian food, writes Mary O'Brien.

Vietnam Travel update

Vietnam Travel update

by Mr. Barlow @ Vietnam – CUE Big Experience

Vietnam has arrived in Melbourne early, 7.18am. We’ll update this post with an estimated time of arrival at school as soon as they are leaving the airport. UPDATE: The buses are loading up at Melbourne airport (8:35am). It is expected that both Vietnam trips will arrive back at the College at approximately 9:30am, depending on […]

Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights with Pelican cruise @ 270 usd

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Pelican Ha Long Cruise will be ready for the tour at Tuan Chau Wharf for the tourists. After getting welcome drink in Pelican Café Lounge (Block 15, Tuan Chau Wharf, Ha Long City), we are glad to welcome you on boat & get the tour started. On the first day, […]

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Highlights:  Hanoi – Halong Bay 2days 1 night – Ba Be Ban Gioc Waterfall 3days 2 nights with Homestay – Internal flight ticket with Vietnam airline – HCM city and Mekong Delta 3 days 2 nights Discover Vietnam Adventure 12 days with Getaway Halong Sapa. You will have time to […]

Indochina Delights Vietnam – Laos- Cambodia 15 days @ 4659 usd

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Our Indochina Delights Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia 15 days will support you to discover three Asian countries in Vietnam from South to North, Luang Prabang in Laos and Siem Reap in Cambodia. In Vietnam, be immersed in history and amazed by the daily lives of the local people. Relax  […]

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