Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bugs and Critters

When you move to the other side of the planet you would expect to see all sorts of critters.  Here is a slideshow of some of the ones we've come across so far.

Here is a link for all those who can't see the slideshow.  Link

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AC cleaning

Have you ever got you air conditioning cleaned?  It's very common here. The Vietnamese say that the combination of dirt and constant use of the air conditioning due to the high heat means you "have to" to get your AC cleaned.  They say it makes the system more efficient.  Some have it cleaned every three months. 

They charge $5 per unit to clean it plus the cost of freon if you need it topped off. In Vietnam they don't have central air but rather each room has its own unit. That way you can go into one room and only is the AC there thus saving money. 

To clean the units they spray down with water the inside (out put) and outside (intake) units. 

In the end I'm not sure how much good it does to clean the units but the extra freon is nice. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


You'll notice on the right hand side of the page a new feature. It is called a twitter feed. It allows me to post ideas quickly to the blog which I can expand on later or interesting things I find that you might useful.  If you are already on twitter then you can follow my account.