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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 Minh. But he wasn't there. If you missed it, here's a very short bit I posted from Hanoi on 24 October 2010…

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 since right about the time I snapped this photo of the mausoleum of Vietnamese revolutionary hero Ho…

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 fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice…

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 morning pineapple sales route, snapped just a few minutes before she sold me my breakfast baggie. This is for this week's…