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HCM Our time in Vietnam rapidly shrinking. Particularly, time for painting, as even acrylic paints need time to harden before the canvases are rolled to travel. With the Mekong Delta taking a couple of days and the last day needed to pack and hand back the apartment, I'm down to a handful of painting days. Afternoon thunderstorms reduce the light levels so that even

Hi, Jan here. HCM Terry has figured out that Pho, without noodles, is on the menu as 'Chen them' and when ordered with 'Tai', it comes with small pieces of beef. The only problem being that they serve it in a ramekin type dish, which means that I'm not only perched on a tiny chair at a low table, but trying to eat soup from what

Saigon Back where our adventure started, but different. Embedded amongst the chaos of the inner city, District 1, rather than the gentle District 7, with its Bentleys and French delicatessens. Here, in our apartment for the next ten days, we are surrounded by tattoo parlours, hooters and spots where drug use is tolerated. Stairs wind up at the rear of a 'coffee' shop, between gaps

'Lone Traveler', a woman traveling alone through Hoi An, Vietnam. The safety of a corner in a coffee shop. Light playing across her contemplative emotions. Searching for that perfect line. Inspiration from the stunning Japanese painting 'four seasons', copies of which were in one of the galleries. Fortunately, the painting doesn't reflect the gazillion changes to the composition, or the battle waged during the

Hoi An Yellow flowers, for the full moon honoring of ancestors, everywhere you look. Bunches in the baskets of scooters and bicycles. Bunches for sale on street corners and the entrance to the market a yellow carpet. Striking against the golden-yellow walls of the old town. There are Buddhist temples all over the old city, with their intriguing architecture and sculptural elements. I made sure

Early morning in Hoi An Acrylic on canvas 90cmx60cm Rain. The 'sky falling on you' type. Trendy, if noisy, Uy Viet coffee shop with its potent Saigon coffee. The fragrant tea accompaniment, much more palatable. Messing about with paint, the floor in our room the studio. Hard it is, and my back certainly doesn't enjoy the contortions. 'Drenched in yellow', a small acrylic on paper to

Hoi An The airports a pleasure. VietJet, organised and to schedule. Our hotel in Hoi An, a bit like a boarding house room, with a fabulous outdoor courtyard under the colourful lanterns that are synonymous with Hoi An.  We opted to stay at the hotel restaurant for a selection from their speciality menu. Everywhere has their own version of spring-rolls. These had ginger, garlic and