After an 11-day, 10-show, six-city tour, The Love Below got back to Saigon with one question, at least in the mind of vocalist / keyboardist Tanya Smackdab — “Why don’t we do this ‘tour’ thing forever?”
For the past four years, Stephen Quinn has been organising a showcase for Vietnam’s nascent surfing culture. Through his quirky adventure travel agency, AHI Co. Ltd, the tourney has gone a long way towards growing the surfing community in the kitesurfing badlands of Mui Ne. This year’s event drew competitors from all over the watersports world, and the water was kind enough to provide clean three-to-four-foot swells in the lightly windy conditions.
Isn’t that the only reason you’re reading this one too? If you didn’t read that article last month I wrote about expat Facebook groups, where I described Expats in Ho Chi Minh City as a “vicious snake pit of despair”, then I apologise. Just flip around — there are nice adverts somewhere.
Did you guys hear that David Beckham was in town a few weeks ago? When I found out, I was so excited. The guy used to play soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy — you don’t see many celebrities like that in Saigon!