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Street Shave, Nghia Lo, Vietnam (Pic du Jour)

Scene of my first street shave, too....

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The Prince of Hàng Bè, Hanoi

The coolest motorbike taxi driver in Hanoi....

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Pic du Jour: Seamstress and Clothes Vendor, Sapa, Vietnam

A portrait of a woman who sold me a pair of pants I'll never wear....

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Terraced Rice fields, Tu Le Valley, Vietnam

Has anyone worked or watched a rice harvest?...

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Halong Bay Sunset

At a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's leaves the impression that it's being loved to death....

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The Day I Wanted to Visit Ho Chi Minh

Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 659th straight, is a reminder of the day, five years ago today, that I wanted to visit Ho Chi...

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The Guardian: Finding Vietnam’s War Children

From The Guardian, Finding Vietnam’s War Children, a fascinating story about US Army medic Bob Shirley who returned to the country nearly...

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Following up on my friend Lisa's suggestion, I created a Best-of page for this site today. It's been long overdue and has been on my mind...

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The Vietnam Moratorium March, 45 Years Later

Remembering one of the largest anti-war demonstrations in US history....

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Wars Never End – an Annual Reminder (Pic du Jour)

Recalling a visit with Agent Orange's third generation....

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Tam Coc Portrait

Today's 'Smile of the Day' winner....

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Waiting for the Lunch Rush, Hanoi

A moment of calm before the storm....

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Rice!

Terraced rice fields near Nghia Lo, Vietnam...

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Breakfast With a Smile, Hanoi

The vivid memory of this woman’s smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn’t...

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Pic du Jour: Tam Coc Fisherman, Vietnam

Fisherman on the Ngô Đồng River near Tam Coc, Ninh Bihn Province, Vietnam, October 2010.  ...

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Pic du Jour: Pineapple Vendor, Hanoi

Today’s Pic du Jour –the 75th(!) straight since this project was re-inaugurated– features a woman prepping for her...

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International Women’s Day 2014

Rower on the Ngô Đồng River, near the city on Nihn Binh in northern Vietnam. This was taken during an excursion on the  Tam Cốc, or...

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Recess, Primary School, Rural Vietnam (Pic du Jour)

This is recess at a primary and middle school near the village of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam. A snap of the teacher from this school whose...

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6:30 a.m. Sword Dance, Hanoi (Pic du Jour)

Morning sword dance exercise near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. 22 Oct 2010...

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Street Vendor, Hanoi (Pic du Jour)

A fruit and vegetable vendor in Hanoi, soon after she set up shop and just before she sold me a pineapple. Peeled and sliced to order....

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