Great expectorations: This old fella in the Mekong Delta is considered to be a healer. What’s his trick? He gobs on your ailing body. Do you believe this? Possibly-probably-definitely not — but plenty of people do. There have on some days reportedly been 2,500 – 3,000 people queuing up to be gobbed on.
Photo re-up: A photographic ode to a crumbling colonial apartment block on Dong Khoi street over at Julian’s new pristine blog. It’s a work in progress to keep your eyes on. That particular road is one of the swankiest in the land and therefore every square metre is worth a squillion dong. The resident pyjama-clad grannies’ days are numbered.