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Random musings, South-East Asia »

[10 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 627 views]
Random Observations Post 2

Two new countries bring a whole new set of observations on the way of life in S.E Asia.
So far between Laos and Vietnam I’ve noticed:
1. Most towns must have one sign maker who is rolling in it. Every guesthouse has the exact same font and style of sign. This man is one lazy, yet extremely rich guy.
2. The amount of effort put into the napkin industry is impressive. I’ve not seen displays like it in other cafes, bars or restaurants anywhere else. Majorly impressed people.
3. There’s a gap in the …

Random musings, South-East Asia »

[12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 682 views]
Random Observations Post 1

A list of things I’ve noticed one month into the trip that are a little different to home:

Men carry their girlfriend’s handbag. They don’t just hold it by their side but actually put it over their arm and walk down the street masculine as ever.
All soft drinks from the street stalls come in old school glass bottles. So many people can be seen walking around with a sprite in a plastic sandwich bag filled with ice.
The majority of pavements are not used for actual walking. Most thai people travel by moped …