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The comic, inspiring and always fashionable adventures of this "mad designer" as she navigates the reality of pursuing her dream...living the artisan lifestyle of a jewelry designer.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Settling into life in Hanoi, Vietnam...the first three weeks.

My new favorite breakfast:

Phở (often written pho in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

is a Vietnamese noodle soup, usually served with beef (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga).

Street Life seen when eating breakfast

 Exotic fruits and Green Tea Moon Cake with Egg:

Dragon Fruit (Round, often red colored fruit with prominent scales. The thin rind encloses the large mass of sweetly flavored white meat with black seeds, tastes similar to kiwi fruit), Ugly Ponelo (local grapefruit), Moon Cakes are sold/given to celebrate the 10,000 year fesival 10.10.2010.

My Hanoi Apartment

Street View: We are on the 6th floor

Apartment Lobby
Street Entrance

Building Entrance

Hustle and Bustle of the City

Light Traffic, Scooters/Motor bikes are the preferred mode of trasportation.

Many people wear masks due to the dust of new construction.

My prefered way to travel is to take a Scooter ride vs. a cab!

An easy way of life...

...Living the Dream in Hanoi, Vietnam

ROCK ON! by Phoenix Design Jewelry