-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Vietnam Adventures

Maison de Tet, the micro batch craft coffee delicious. In a renovated villa along West Lake, we could have been in any upmarket restaurant on the planet. A good selection of jazz with our brunch.

A walk out along West Lake, dodging garbage, building sites, bicycles, scooters and joggers. While this is not a pedestrian friendly city for the most part, the traffic is courteous.

My painting ‘Cool Kids’ sorted, the composition too far to the left of the canvas for my liking throwing out the balance. The scooter, an engineering drawing rather than an impressionist painting needed to be ‘pushed back’ into the canvas. Might need to tighten the roses and add a shadow to them.

Days settling into a routine with coffee at Cafe Linh, the morning spent walking about the city before the traffic gets crazy and the heat powers through the streets. Afternoon in the air conditioned apartment messing about with paint, and an early evening homemade beer ‘Bia Hoi’ in their greenish glasses, at our local crazy spot before settling in to the city winding down at the end of the day. Kids out playing in the streets, people sitting alongside the road chatting, with the random stopping of scooters or purchase from street vendor carts.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • anna-mart

    Sounds wonderful…happy the two of you are settling in and exploring!!!

    October 23, 2017

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