Mai Chau, North Vietnam

Published on Jun 20, 2019

I'm currently writing in a jungle surrounded by green mountains with rounded tops. Two uncles of mine decided to buy a plot of land in Mai Chau, Vietnam to build a homestay. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. It's peaceful and quiet. There are fruit trees we can eat from - it's the jackfruit season. Sour cucumbers, sugar canes, pineapples, bamboos, and herbs are cultivated here as well.

My family sleeps in a traditional Thai (Vietnamese ethnic group) home down the hill the domain has been dug in. All the facilities are in the main house located at the top of the land. You can navigate between the two by using a long elevated path next to palm trees.

We reached the mansion by bus with the Vietnamese family managing the place. They are incredibly nice, take care of everything, and in exchange, we just take pictures of the area to advertise it online. I also take care of the children from time to time, for entertainment purpose.

Needless to say, I'm not particularly productive when it comes to programming. Children are loud. The weather is suffocating. The Wi-Fi is terrible. I use my time to think, eat, rest, ride the bike, and write offline.

I'm coming back to Hanoï tomorrow, excited to make some progress on the new features. I received an email today, a guy was asking if he could acquire 200WaD. No way, too much stuff to do to give up now.