If I were to form a fab-four tribute band in Vietnam, I would christen it The Betel Nuts… that would be clever wouldn’t it? It would work on sooooooo many levels… well at least two anyway. Sadly these guys are Australian + are unacquainted with the joys of a good Betel Nut chewing session with a posse of nonagenarian biddies and so they called their band The Beatels, which works on one level: a misspelling of The Beatles — and not a very clever one at that. Nevertheless I can’t wait to turn on, tune in, drop out for the “psychedelic set”.
Underweight teenage jockeys racing horses… do the parents know where they are on Saturday afternoon?
For our Irish readers — that’s yourself MichaelKellykelly and of course Mr. + Mrs. Teddy de Burca Jnr. — you can see a short travel article 12 steps to Hanoi by yours truly in the latest issue of Hotpress Magazine.
For those of you who suffer from queue-rage this article offers little practical advice or solace for your soul — we already know lots of Vietnamese people don’t… anticipate having to queue up and how that rankles those Johnny Foreigners who just love a nicely formed, orderly queue that reminds them of their military days back home. Far more useful would be an article titled Top 5 ways to ensure you get to the head of the queue in Vietnam. ‘Method 1‘, for example,would be create a diversion by asking your friend to cause a scene outside wherever you’re queuing by cycling around on a bicycle in their birthday suit shouting flibberty jibbet… it’s known as um… the Hanoi Diversion I believe. Without the benefit of trial runs or the slightest shred of evidence, I say, with complete confidence that this has an 85% chance of success.