Archives for the day of: April 20, 2012

This is a story of rags-to-riches and back again, introduced by actor Heather Graham.

From a working class upbringing in Adelaide, Scott Neeson built a career as a top Hollywood movie executive, promoting blockbusters such as TitanicBraveheartIndependence Day, and X-Men. It was a glamorous lifestyle, walking red carpets, partying with celebrities and dating models.

But after a holiday in Cambodia, Neeson made a deliberate choice to give it all up. Gone are the slick designer suits, traded instead for the cargo pants and hiking boots required to navigate the rubbish dumps of Phnom Penh.

He now owns ‘nothing’ but says he couldn’t be happier as he works to help some of Cambodia’s poorest children.

http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/streetswithnonames/default.htm

Beach, Hoi An ancient town, Mango Mango restaurant, cocktails and friends.

Vespa, old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

Duc, chef and owner of Mango Mango

Mango Mango

Mango Mango

Duc, chef and owner of Mango Mango

Seared blue fin tuna with ginger and 'passion in love' cocktail (watermelon, passion fruit with run) at Mango Mango. And yes, it did taste as good as you are imagining.

The gang at Mango Mango

Old town, Hoi An

Old town, Hoi An

View from our hotel room