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Hans van der Broek • boek • paperback

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    Culture Clash, Hoi An, business, storms and corruption in Vietnam (part 2)

    In 2003 Linh and Hans married and start a business in Hoi An. After the couple experiences the ‘real face’ of Vietnam. Its difficult acceptance by some people of a foreigner and a native but not original descend in their midst. While the business growth and prospers the relation between Linh and Hans get under pressure by cultural differences, government corruption, extreme weather conditions and the start of mass tourism with its destructive effects.

    A tourist getting married in Vietnam (part 1)

    A roundtrip through Vietnam as tourist and later as tour leader. Discover
    the invisible characteristics from the past and present. When meeting Linh the couple decided to marry in 2003 and start a business in Hoi An.

    Collision of perception & leaving Vietnam (part 3)

    Selling the Lighthouse business and cultural differences which are too difficult to bridge makes Hans decide to leave Vietnam and Linh.

    About the writer
    Hans van der Broek is an entrepreneur, traveller and writer who let his life guided by the events around him.
  • Productinformatie
    Binding : Paperback
    Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
    Formaat : 184mm x 260mm
    Aantal pagina's : 195
    Uitgeverij : PUMBO
    ISBN : 9789082696912
    Datum publicatie : 05-2017
  • Inhoudsopgave
    Front page, Culture Clash, ‘Hoi An, business, storms & corruption
    in Vietnam’
    Title page, Culture Clash
    Colophon
    Frontispiece, Cam Ha, Hoi An, Vietnam
    Dedicated to Tran Thi Thuy Linh
    Epigraph,
    Content,
    Foreword, 8 & 9
    Preface, 10
    Acknowledge 11
    Introduction, 12
    Goals 13
    Prologue, 14
    Part 13, first business in Hoi An 2005. 15
    Part 14, our new neighbourhood, 2006. 38
    Part 15, challenging times, 2007. 46
    Part 16, making progress, 2008. 60
    Part 17, Hoi An, Laos, Typhoon Ketsana 2009. 81
    Part 18, back to the Netherlands, 2010. 104
    Part 19, selling the Lighthouse, 2011. 131
    Part 20, sources & background information. 155
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Suddenly a scream, it were the remains of a VC (Viet Cong Fighter). It was recognised by the rain cloth that was found together with the corpse. More people came out of the neighbourhood and somebody phoned the local government and police. This was a finding that had to be cared for. A VC-fighter was a war hero and should be treated with respect. As soon as government people came statements were made and people were nodding in confirmation. This was something special. This went above the responsibility of the local government and another call was made. This time to the military to bring the news of the found remains of a VC-fighter. A little later an old Russian UAZ-469 came roaring and simmering over the just fixed new concrete street. The ‘Goat’, the nickname of the jeep and mentioned in Jeremy’s Clarkson’s documentary Motor world BBC, the ‘worst car in the world’! ‘The only thing what is smooth about it is the spare tire’. ×
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