The most adventurous destinations in Vietnam

Pha Luong Mount, Moc Chau
 
Peak Pha Luang is about 40 km from Moc Chau, Chieng Xuan district, is located in the mountainous region of the same name near the Vietnam-Laos border.
 
Climbing to the top of this mountain with the steep path down to the narrow and deep road forest road is a really daunting cruise. But when you are brave enough to conquer Pha Luang, you will feel like being lost in a true paradise.
 
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mount
 
Bach Moc Luong Tu are located between Lai Chau and Lao Cai, with altitude up to 3,046m above sea level. It is the 4th highest mountain in Vietnam.
 
To climb to the summit of the mountain, you need courage and endurance to walk more than 30 km forest road, crossing many dangerous places of bare hills, bamboo forest, woods to the rocks covered by the Layer of green foam. If these places seduce you, 2 weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia will be perfect choice for you.
 
Datanla Waterfall, Dalat
 
The Datanla waterfall pours from a cliff to about 200 meters, also known as Lake of Death – constituting a majestic panoramic view. To visit all the floors of the waterfall, visitors must walk on the cement stairs covered with slippery moss.
 
Cat Ba
 
Being a destination with forest and sea at the same time, Cat Ba is long a tourist destination attracting a large number of domestic and foreign visitors. Rocky cliffs are the right place for those who prefer adventure tourism.

Cultural snobbishness and modernization

After translating into French a post-war Vietnamese novel (1988) my friend Jeanine Gilion buckled down to the translation of another work of the  thirties in the colonial times.
 
This satirical novel, So Do (The Lucky Man), fascinated and amused her. She broke into laughter at some passages which painted in such a sarcastic tone the snobbishness of a circle of arrivists, false artists, so called intellectuais, egregious scoundrels and licentious women, who set to modernize society à la française.
 
Jeanine showed me at random one of these passages: “He (the old dotard Hong) held his son in absolute respect, a true Revolutionary -in- legality.
 
In fact, what Van Minh undertakes is to reform (modernize) society in his own way, consciously and effectively without having to fear imprisonment or even beheading (by the French colonial authorities), like other self – styled revolutionaries who claimed to fight for the good of their compatriots and who did not think of teaching them how to dance at the ballroom or what die garments in fashion are. And all that suffices for the venerable Hong to believe in his son who had just come back from France, just as he blindly believes in the metropolis, putting his faith in civilization, unlike these fools and idiots who don’t even know what the word civilization means.”
 
Such was how in the thirties of this century a portion of the urban petty bourgeoisie in Viet Nam conceived the modern way of life. The concept of modernity originating in the West bore in our country at that time a precise social content. It consisted in breaking away from the traditions of an agricultural society held under control by Confucian ideas, in bringing the “new” – the word “moderne” coming from English term “modem” which in its turn came from the Latin word modernus – modo which means “recently.” This renovation (modernization) urged the snobs of those days to “westernize” (Au hoa), more exactly, to ape the French (tay hoa). A comedy, “The Anamite French (Ong Tay An Nam), ridicules an intellectual back from France who repudiates his own origins.
 
More than sixty years later, the same social phenomenon of cultural snobbishness is reappearing in Viet Nam under the name of modernization. Generalising itself a little everywhere, it takes on this time, in the name of globalization, the colours of cosmopolitanism tinted with Americanisation.
 
Many of my foreign friends are asking why in a country which grows and exports excellent tea, people are looking for the standard Lipton. Why are they sacrificing the “nem” for the hamburger, or the “banh ” of Hue to the pizza which is too heavy for a Vietnamese stomach and many times more expensive? Why is it that on a day of sultry weather a young girl accepts to sweat in a pair of thick jeans instead of floating happily in the long tunic of traditional silk? Why is it that in a tropical climate, so many people, even in the countryside, have abandoned the roof of inclined tiles for the flat concrete roof? Why riddle our daily speech with O.K, Good Morning, Bye Bye and so on?
 
We are not chauvinists. We think that it is necessary to open up to all cultures of the world without, however, alienating our cultural identity. We should not enter the era of “globalization” without a culture which is authentically Vietnamese, entitled as it can be by other cultures.
 
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Imagine being a high school student and realizing that you won’t be able to go with your friends to prom because ICE is banging on your door, ready…

Imagine being a high school student and realizing that you won’t be able to go with your friends to prom because ICE is banging on your door, ready to take you away.
Imagine thinking about walking into traffic so you won’t have to be a burden to your children anymore, who have been struggling to help pay for your medical expenses.
Imagine being a fawn nudging your mother’s bloodied lifeless body, and recognizing that you are now all alone.
And then imagine yourself saying, “today we are all Republicans.”
I strongly condemn lawless violence against Republican officials, even though they are directly responsible for unspeakable cruelty. I even have sympathy and love for them. But make no mistake, the Republican Party has made a pact with discrimination, exclusion, and death, and I won’t ignore that.
If today, we are to put aside our differences, love each other, and truly condemn violence against one another — regardless of our beliefs or heritage — we cannot be Republicans. We can’t even be Americans. We have to be something more.

SCHOOL:, I look back on my old elementary school report cards and there was a consistent pattern for at least a decade

SCHOOL:
I look back on my old elementary school report cards and there was a consistent pattern for at least a decade. Straight A’s in one column for academic proficiency.
And in the other column an inconsistent string of U’s (unsatisfactory) and S’s (satisfactory)for citizenship.
Never once did I get an O (for outstanding) in citizenship. And I never understood how that grade mattered. I couldn’t grasp that why I was being graded on my ability to comply with a set of rules that seemed arbitrary.
I remember raising my voice at a parent/teacher thing because I was CERTAIN I knew the material better than Ms. Williams. One day and I made a point to let the class know the correction of something that was factually wrong via an open debate with the teacher and adult and me a 5th grader. And the moment I will never forget… she said “Yes, Maceo you were right and I was wrong but that’s not the point. You need to respect my authority as a teacher and be quiet until I call on your or you I’ll continue to have Unsatisfactory citizenship.”
That shit broke me, and I stayed quiet for a while thinking about what that all meant. It occurred to me that her concern wasn’t educating me. But maintaining a specific type of learning environment. She went on to dig into me morally for being disruptive and selfish while I argued that if the information was flat out wrong it was good to disrupt the class to correct it. It was an argument I lost.
My parents broke it down to me that school was a game and I could see it that way and excel or I could continue to push against it and continue to struggle. That’s been my relationship with social authority my whole life. Oscillating between seeing it as some foolish game necessary for survival or trying to push against it to get the right answers.

Spilling the beans on my entire SEO process

Spilling the beans on my entire SEO process.
One of my channels got 1,000+ free views yesterday from YouTube sending me competitor traffic and it’s because I set this stuff up correctly.
Super easy once you have a process, mainly copying and pasting. Struggling to get people to come to YOU in your business and want to make sales without prospecting all day? Reach out. Let’s setup some systems that work for you while you’re not working ;)

When you finish a medicated lolipop and a double espresso at the same time then look down and think “Ben what in the actual fuck

When you finish a medicated lolipop and a double espresso at the same time then look down and think “Ben what in the actual fuck…”
All I’ve gotta say is…
…today is going to be interesting. My creations might be even crazier than usual and I am 100% okay with that. Glad I work for myself at home

I first came across Virginia Rosenberg when she wrote a viral article called “Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism” (read it: bit

I first came across Virginia Rosenberg when she wrote a viral article called “Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism” (read it: bit.ly/virginiarosenberg) and it was like OH MY GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS SAYING THIS and I felt less alone. A year later, she’s teaching Embodied Astrology: Consciously connecting with our living archetypes for self-realization and social change at #MagicalRadical Art + Writing Retreat. She will be doing the charts of everyone who attends and offering guided movement; I’ll facilitate a project incorporating the music of the spheres. Limited spaces remain! See the whole lineup of guest teachers at >>>bit.ly/magicalradical2017<<<

Wrapping up a few projects for clients

Wrapping up a few projects for clients…
…and then we launch THIS to compliment the Bliss & Business product line and show you how to automate all 3 of OUR products to pull sales from YouTube, Facebook and Websites while cutting 60%+ of the workload.
If only someone put together a central hub where you had the job applications to post, the test projects for the outsourcers, the systems to manage them and all the training they needed…oh wait…

So I decided to get as good at ranking websites as I am at ranking YouTube videos and week 1 was a great start

So I decided to get as good at ranking websites as I am at ranking YouTube videos and week 1 was a great start. Team has 2,500+ pages up so far. 10,000+ after this weekend.
But shit…outranking Life Script and Web MD (top 500 sites in the world) and claiming a #1 spot on Google within 24 hours?
I am a FAN!!! And guess how much of it I touch? Zero ;) Quick question…is this picture too much? Don’t answer that. Feeling ruthless haha

People make $1,000 in their business

People make $1,000 in their business…
“I JUST MADE $1,000. WHO COULD USE AN EXTRA THOUSAND IN THEIR BUSINESS? I’LL SHOW YOU HOW TO D-“
Shhhhhh shhhhh shh no no no. Go take your $1,000 and invest it into automating the SECOND thousand and THEN you have something worth telling people about…if you even wanna tell them anymore ;)