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David Farrar due to his intrepid journey travel blogging is now in Saigon with family.  I hope they have great and safe time exploring together.

I am heartened that he has taken his family so they can sort all the practical matters travelling with David that need taken care of.  Such as a fast and free internet connection, all parking and haggling before fights break out.  It would be useful as well for David to have a minder when drinking as we all know how friendly and chatty he can be to the wrong people.  And that is in Wellington late at night.

This FB exchange Farrar discusses the handicap of crossing the street in a crowded place where no one realises you are a celebrity and have your own blog and media show appearances. Unlike when you are with the Whale, you have to wait in line with everyone else.

As we worked out from the crowd source donations where the VRWC imposed a 10 x fine of the donation to him, Farrar is mates with Keith Ng who offers some friendly advice to David to blend in.  This tactic served Keith with great results slinking him  into that kiosk a fair bit back now.  Constant pace and have faith, security will not chuck you out.

Then Cactus Kate, protective of David for many years where she can from socilalists and the general enemy, swoops in advising Farrar how to keep cool inside the air conditioning, score free internet and cease boredom by going into their local WINZ offices and playing with the computers in the kiosk system there.

Just do not tell Keith what you have found David else he will cave in to real journalist Claire Trevett and spill his guts about it to her.

Anyway despite counter-allegations that David has not yet left his hotel room, we await more great achievements and most importantly value based choices while shopping in Saigon. There is an entire wardrobe of t-shirts another person too big, to be replaced.  The only thing that will still fit Farrar are the socks,  Maybe. and they should be thrown out to0 looking at the condition of shoes the’ve been in.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.