As High as it Gets

Global Journey: Scene VIII


Well, the Cub scooted it's way up to the Capitol. From there I chucked it in a bus up to city of Hà Giang, to give my ass a rest. After reaching Hà Giang it was back on the 49cc again, to explore the northeast wilderness. We'll finish up in Hà Nội next time.


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Heirloom cucumbers for 26 cents a kilo. Pretty sure she overcharged me.


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In the north many spots are cook to order like this casual sit-down restaurant. This place had the choice or chicken or pork. He fried me up one the worst meals in some time. Female cooks from now on.


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Sweet Bánh Mì.


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Lemongrass marinated spicy pork leg skewers. Wood fire is the key element. Northern meats are generally more salty than in Hồ Chí Minh. A welcomed change after all that southern sugar.


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Nighttime steam buns.



Thuốc Lào. A type of Vietnamese tobacco smoked bamboo-bong style. Okay, not edible but comes from plant, yo. A rush, no doubt. Here's a local with high-elevation-lung-capacity showing how it's done. Aids in digestion to boot.



Stay Vaporous.

7 comments:

Mai said...

What is heirloom cucumber?

Reima said...

You should know better...Women are always the better cooks!

A. Rizzi said...

Heirloom, slang for au natural! More just making a reference to the irregular, funky shape. hehe.

@ Riema: I'll dominate you in the kitchen any day of the week!!

Reima said...

I'd like to see you try! Good luck...you'll need it!

Tiểu Nhiên said...

It is such a great trip, u tried alot of food

mina said...

That lady totally ripped you off. Everybody knows that, while in Ha Giang, you only pay $0.19.

P.S. I kinda loved your comment on our blog. Thanks for sticking up for us. :)

pj20 said...

I must be the best "digester" ever then!! nice vid RzA ahahah

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