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HCMC

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After 3 months of Vietnam, I am finally back to ye good ole Lausanne. How strange to fall back into everyday routine in an office in front of a computer screen...
Posted by Oliver Fuhrer at 9:47
Merry X-mas!!!
Santa expanded his enterprise to Asia and has been sighted yesterday evening going about his business in HCMC. Sighting him here in one of the fastest growing economies of the world (annual GDP growth > 7%) surely sheds some capitalistic light on his doings... Even worse, eye witnesses have seen him riding a motorcycle (Model: Honda Dream) and engaging in same rather reckless and dangerous driving, crossing red lights and overtaking on the oncoming traffic lane. What would his reindeer - and especially Rudolph - think about that? Luis and me, having thought we are safe this year, of course were very worried. Have we been good? Will he bring us the long awaited calibration gas? Will he be taking Dung with him in his bag? How do you say "Ho, ho, ho!" in Vietnamese?

Merry Christmas to everybody!
Posted by Oliver Fuhrer at 2:48
Hors service!
Blogs get discovered, blogs evolve, and.... blogs can also get sick! This blog currently has a high fever, a cough, a running nose, a headache, burning eyes and diarrhea. Any magical recipes of your grandmother of how to go about are highly welcome, unless if they involve eating raw garlic.
Posted by Oliver Fuhrer at 5:42
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t - 7 days
One more week to go! Today we went to buy particle filters (see below) in order to survive daily traffic in HCMC. In reality, we probably would need much more than that... Sadly, I will not find the time to take some scooter lessons before leaving, so navigating the daily traffic will be an interesting experience to say the least.
Posted by Oliver Fuhrer at 12:58
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Hello world!
This blog is dedicated to a measurement campaign which will take place December 2006 to January 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The campaign is part of a SDC project of the LPAS (EPF) and IER of the Vietnam National University (VNU).

Stay tuned for more news at beginning of December 2006!

In honour of today's grand opening of the HCMC blog, I'd like to quote THE references for questions concerning life, the universe, measurement campaigns and everything...

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."
(Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless)
Posted by Oliver Fuhrer at 12:26
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