Traveling diabetic #15


Jan here.

With the flooding, meal options are limited as most of the Town is without power and under water. The floodwaters stop outside the entrance of the hotel and there is about a 1lm stretch of road that is slightly elevated before dropping down to the floodwaters. The hospital, schools and civic buildings are along this stretch, with a block of the old town commercial buildings.

The hotel has done a great job of ensuring we get a good breakfast, we have found another coffee shop, Star Coffee Roastery near one of the ferry points, that while crowded and full of cigarette smoke, serves a good coffee. A Minimart had cashew nuts and we were grateful to find the Hoianian Wine Bar operating. 

Not a place we would normally go to with its loud music and expensive wine list. However, despite being soaked and a tad bedraggled, the welcome was warm, the seating was comfortable, the decor, with its huge bronze Buddha, fascinating. Good wine and the service, excellent. It was also interesting to see how they had used portraits of Hoi An characters on the walls of the wine bar, and how people engaged with these silent patrons. 

Blood sugars
High 6.3 mmol/L
Low 4.3 mmol/L

Author: Jan Raats

Be inspired by the high-energy art of award winning artist, Jandre. An emotional artist, the influence of the Impressionists on his Representational style is evident from his limited pallet of colours, however, it is to Kandinsky that he looks for his inspiration where objects depicted arise out of pure emotion. In this focus on form and colour, he asks questions of the viewer to see beyond the mere representational to the emotional signal contained in clusters of line and colour, reinforced by ridges of light made possible through his technique of painting with his fingers, imparting his emotions directly onto canvas. Traveling extensively, his material is taken from his environment, dominated by his work as a humanitarian – most recently with the United Nations in South Sudan - in post conflict, emergency response, and in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Awards and Exhibitions 2016, Special Merit Award Winner and Honourable Mention 'Art of outstanding quality', LST Open Art Exhibition 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009 Honourable Mention London International Creative Competition 2008 Finalist at the Thapong Botswana Artist of the Year 2002 Finalist at Patchings, Nottinghamshire Selected for the Permanent World Children’s Exhibition in Toulouse France. Several group and solo exhibitions (Cape Town)

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