It has come to our attention that vicious lies have recently been spread in dubious Internet publications about the masters of the world, the royal Vietnamese. Thus it is time to rectify this injustice. Here is the bare truth about this amazing country: Vietnamese are always right!
Sichuan – in all of China, even internationally, this province is lauded for its tasty and, most of all, spicy cuisine. But who could be able to decide on even a handful of dishes when presented with this spectrum of varied delicacies. How about a grilled chicken foot? A light green glibbery weirdness or rather a brown lard rind repulsiveness? Whatever it shall be, don’t forget to round it off with a lot of chili! Yes, life can be a bitch, especially when you have to choose. But fear not: For the indecisive among you wanting to relinquish undefinable animal parts once in a while, sagesex has composed an exclusive seasonal menu.
Before we start you should be sure to have a bowl of rice at your disposal. Admitted, this will dampen the intensity of enjoyment, yet you will soon realize the necessity of this precautionary measure. In order to prevent the rice from being to boring, we recommend mixing it with an equal amount of beans with pork and, of course, fresh red chili. So much for the side dishes. But what’s for dinner?
Proteins are in order – so take some of the funny brown-crusty tofu brick. But Sichuan means spicy – so don’t forget the mountain of dried red chili piled upon it! Next we need some vegetables for the vitamins … How about a plate full of whole, fried, hot-as-hell green chilis? – delicious! Because the whole thing is a little one-sided like this, we recommend adding a plate of Chilis of mixed skin color with a touch of brown weirdnesses. Well done, now that’s a well-rounded meal. Sichuan experts know: Chili goes especially well with chili and chili. Enjoy your meal!
Motorbiking is fun. Being a lonely wolf. Racing with the wind and the feeling that your under. The thrill when you break down – will you be able to fix it, will you need a mechanic? Suddenly: Vietnamesian! The bored grandpa must have spotted you from his window-sentinel. Now everything is lost. You do exactly know, you´ve got fuel, the sparkplug is fastened and it won´t do any good to kick the starter a hundred times. Now guess which three things the Vietnamesian grandpa is going to try first, after pushing you aside. Of course he does not speak one word of English and your gesticulations won´t argue him out of it. Naturally you could hustle the old know-it-all away. Baring violence you will not get him away from your machine. What a shame that violence against old people hardly fits the code of behavior accepted by the other 20 Vietnamesians gathered around you. Simply fleeing does not work either, otherwise you`d not be here.
Signs from Lijiang old Town, Yunnan, China.
It is a demon that numbs our senses, and its power is impossible to overthrow until you throw up. It is on the five continents and the seven seas. Alcohol is the universal language; this has now been confirmed by dermatologists. In South East Asia it doesn’t just make the hearts of the locals beat slower: Be it on Ko Panghan in Thailand, in Nha Trang, Vietnam, or Vang Vieng in Laos – entire tourist party hells live off continuous irrigation by overpriced bars. But stop! It doesn’t have to be like that! Already in the past sagesex has proven that South East Asia offers festive inebriation in price ranges below any budget – at least for those with a tough stomach. Which means looking for a compromise: Good and affordable is what counts! After half a year of experience in this part of the world sagesex is ready to present the ultimate guide to almost free intoxication in South East Asia: The top three in affordable and enjoyable alcoholica.
Without a doubt China is among the countries with the most amusing half-assed English T-shirt prints in the world. In this great genre of fine arts, vocabulary, grammar, and meaning are being bent to achieve cool sound and design. The creator of this piece is setting new standards and leading T-shirt art into a new age. Watch out designers and avantgarde artists – the Chinese are coming!
Dali is a small town in Yunnan, China. Actually, it is three towns: When we arrived at the Dali bus station in the evening we consulted the Lonely Planet and found out that we were supposed to be right next to the city walls of this enchanting little old town. So we ignored the waiting taxis and started to walk. Unfortunately, nothing here looked similar to our map, and after half an hour of wandering about we had to admit to ourselves that we had no clue where we were. Everything here looked so typically newly Chinese and modern, not a hint of old town.
sagesex.com presents: Part 6 of the Money Series. In which we finally take to Town (Hanoi, Vietnam) our famous money business cards and the beautiful money suit we acquired in the earlier parts of the series.
Travelling is nice, but makes you very hungry
It should be well-known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So sweet cakes, white bread or similar calorie sins poor in nutrients are out of the question for energetic travellers. But fear not: South East Asia has a special delicacy in store for your active lifestyle. Born in Vietnam, with South East Asia firmly in its grip already, the breakfast for true champions is about to conquer the world: Pho.