Eight years of travelling and living in Southeast Asia have brought me to the crossroads town of Chau Doc, An Giang province, Viet Nam. This comes after stints in Bangkok, other Thai towns and Phnom Penh. So here I am, a Canadian from the big city settling down for a biggish town on the Mekong Delta. Who knew?
My girlfriend (and likely future wife) is from nearby Tan Chau. She returned this spring for the first time in years and it went well. I visited several times and thought I could try to live here. Well, after a year and a half of retirement and not doing very much in Thailand and Cambodia, I (and she) needed something to do.
After a fruitless search for a some western food and drinks, we decided to open a bar-restaurant ourselves. We're both first timers! [Link Removed] in Chau Doc is a long way psychologically and geographically from my career in the news business!
So if you're transiting between Cambodia and Viet Nam through Chau Doc, we hope you stop by.
As for the avatar picture, it's not often the Canadian flag can be seen waving amid palm trees. This was shot in Phnom Penh before the riverside rejuvenation.
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