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Jun 20, 2019 12:39:00

Mai Chau, North Vietnam

by @basilesamel PATRON | 243 words | 333πŸ”₯ | 375πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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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 HanoΓ― 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.

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    @basilesamel wow an acquisition offer! If anything, that's a sure testament that you built a great product! πŸ’ͺ

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 20, 2019 21:01:46
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      @jasonleow it doesn't mean a lot at this stage but it's encouraging our community is gaining recognition :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 20, 2019 16:11:46
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      @basilesamel admire your clarity and sureness

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 20, 2019 22:17:00
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    @basilesamel what an experience and I love jackfruit. Thanks for the work you do here! :)

    Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Jun 20, 2019 14:54:03
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      @vickenstein Really? :D It's absolutely delicious! I will send you a picture of the ones we found, they are huuuuge.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 20, 2019 16:13:13
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      @basilesamel please do! don't they also grow straight on tree trunks?

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Jun 22, 2019 04:28:19
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      @vickenstein Yes! It's pretty impressive to see how they harvest jackfruit. Gonna send you pics on Linkedin later today.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 22, 2019 04:46:33
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      @basilesamel I can't wait, thank you :)

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Jun 22, 2019 05:37:33
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