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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 three caves, portion of a popular day trip excursion from Hanoi. Hers was and remains one of the most unforgettable faces and smiles from my visit to Vietnam three-and-a-half years ago. Like Earth Day, International…
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Women and the Face of Poverty

Today (17 Oct) is the UN's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. If I'd have to put a face on poverty, it would be a woman's. Much like this one, who I met in Sapa, Vietnam, three years ago this month. Women represent a staggering 70% of the world's poor, shoulder a disproportionate brunt of their family's responsibilities, and face an…
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Scooters of Hanoi

More photo organizing from last October's Vietnam trip. There are just over 6 million people in Hanoi and about 4.5 million motorbikes. I didn't count, but…
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Piran Café in 2010

That's a boiled dog prepped and ready for sale in a small market in Nanning, China. Apparently, it offended western sensibilities enough to make a related post the most visited on this blog in 2010. Team WordPress sent out a Your 2010 year in blogging report on New Year's Day, complete with a Blog-Health-o-Meter attached. I hardly agree with their…
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