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Barefoot Cafe

by Charlie Grosso

Hanoi — I roam around Hanoi on my 125cc motorbike (Sylvia is her name) and alternate cafes for offices. Today’s office is actually called The KAfe. The crowd is a mixture of Vietnamese and expats. The blond wood is too hip and the cupcakes too Western for those came searching for Graham Green’s Vietnam. The coffee is good. The internet speedy. The electrical outlets are accessible and the staff doesn’t s...

Street Food, Memory, Goodbyes

Last Meal

by Charlie Grosso

Hanoi — There are only 8 meals left. Eight. Tonight’s dinner (which I will make at home), two full days of breakfast, lunch and dinner and a quick breakfast before this self-sanctioned exile is over. Discover...

Motorcycles, This is life, Enjoy the Ride

Sylvia and I, vol. 23

by Charlie Grosso

Hanoi — I had to take Sylvia to the shop today, a monthly maintenance check and a bath. We navigated all the way there by sight —- we haven’t been to this part of town since the day I brought her home. I lef...

Love, Lust, romance

In between just for tonight and forever and ever.

by Charlie Grosso

Hanoi — There is a place in between… In between the tangled sheets of one night stands and meeting someone who is it; a place between the thrill of the chase and creating a life with him. I’ve just arrived...

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