Je suis tombé sur la vidéo de ce journaliste d’investigation qui a su croiser quelques documents pour nous lire un script de 2010 qui ressemble comme deux gouttes d’eau à ce que nous vivons depuis début 2020. Je suis ébahi. Dans cette vidéo enregistrée en 2014, il lit et commente des extraits d’un document publié… Continue reading Clairvoyant, dès octobre 2014
Yes, we’re eager to get out this Friday. As a parting gift I’ll salute the courtesy of The Ann hotel in Hanoi. There was a slight mistake in our breakfast order and we received a complimentary tray with a bottle of red wine, fruits and chocolate. You won’t see the latter. I did take the… Continue reading Last Post from the Inside
Here is a summary of what helped us most stay sane for 14 days strictly spent inside (Yes, for those who do not know, in Switzerland lockdowns always allowed people from the same family to go out and have a walk in the countryside anytime. Hopp Schwiiz!). One of the most common biases is to… Continue reading How did We (Almost) Make it?
Spending time behind the windows, looking outside at the street, nearby buildings and passersby. Plenty of time to sleep or take a nap. Getting food without even having to cook or shop for groceries. Wait… a real cat would truly hesitate whether to stay inside, or have a walk outside. That’s the feline dilemma. But… Continue reading Are we Turning into Cats?
So we are close to the end of our quarantine, we’ll get out this Friday, April 9. We are really eager to breathe fresh air outside. Just a saying, we expect the atmosphere to be both hot and humid. This is what we signed up for! in Hà Nội, there is a second “soft quarantine”… Continue reading End of Quarantine in Hanoi? Not So Fast!
So how does that work? since we cannot leave our room, we get to fill paper forms before 4PM each day and leave them on the table in the lobby. There are three meals a day, plus snacks and drinks. Food delivery from outside is prohibited, in case hotel guests got sick and needed treatment… Continue reading Food Delivery
Today is our seventh day in quarantine. We got a nice message and gift from the hotel, two pouches of snacks which the kids almost devoured… they stopped just because we would not let them eat all of them. Within the next few days I’ll try and take pictures of the food delivery process to… Continue reading Halfway There!
We landed at Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, on Friday March 26, 2021, 11h30. All passengers had to wait and be called one by one for processing the papers before going through the usual passport checks. Interesting twist: this is the last time (for now) we saw our passports. To ensure that arriving passengers respect the… Continue reading Landing in Vietnam