16 / 52: Greetings from Vietnam


Some of you will have read it in our Instagram bio: Adam is currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where he took and kindly sent over the photo above. Vietnam has been high up on my travel wishlist ever since a number of my work colleagues who have been said it was one of the most interesting places they have ever visited. His photos show a world that looks chaotic but at the same time the people he captured look happy in the moment - playing board games in the middle of the sidewalk.

After a long flight, Adam's had some meetings to kick off the day, a bit of idle time, and now he is off to another meet and greet. A lot of things crammed into a short week. Neverthless, I bet he'll have some fun stories to share when he is back in the UK.

Until then, here are some things that we found and enjoyed this week and that we wanted to share with you all:

Some Interesting Finds...

The Man Who Catches Marathon Cheats

I've read about this guy recently and now again in connection with the Boston marathon and Boston marathon qualifiers. Cheating is - in my opinion - never okay. Not if you are a professional and not if you are an age grouper. Former runner Morphy digs deep into race results and official photos and manages to find cheaters but also help those who didn't cheat but might have dealt with technical difficulties during the event.

Read the article.

Edible Six-Pack Rings

Adam's dad shared this video with us a few months ago and it's inspired me ever since. Wouldn't it be nice if "convenience wrapping" like that holding together a six-pack of bottled drinks was more easily recyclable? Currently, a lot of these products end up in landfill or, even worse, kill animals who end up eating them. What if instead you could eat the packaging and it wouldn't even harm you?

Watch the video.