Mattress delivery by moped, preparing to to take on central Hanoi's frenzied streets.
Where men count the money and women do the work.
Because someone somewhere was hoping to see that combo today.
Remembering a visit with Agent Orange's third generation.
How many over-sized hammer-and-sickles do you think they sold that day?
It's never too late to buy an over-sized stuffed pink teddy bear in Hanoi. Hanoi, Vietnam, 24-Oct-2010
Seeing an image today of Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain eating like --and with-- locals in a small place in Hanoi reminded me of this one-man welcome committee at the Temple of Literature in the Vietnamese capital, a sprawling facility that hosts the Imperial Academy, the country's first university. Built in 1070, it's one of several temples…Read More...
Scene of my first street shave, too.
The coolest motorbike taxi driver in Hanoi.
Today's Pic du Jour, the blog's 659th straight, is a reminder of the day, five years ago today, that I wanted to…
Following up on my friend Lisa's suggestion, I created a Best-of page for this site today. It's been long overdue…
A military support vehicle at the vast junkyard known as the Vietnamese People's Air Force Museum, or Bảo Tàng Phòng Không - Không Quân, in Hanoi. More photos and info about the museum is here. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 320th straight, was snapped in Hanoi, Vietnam on 27-Oct-2010.Read More...
Recalling a visit with Agent Orange's third generation.
A moment of calm before the storm.
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 but to hunt this photo down and give it pride of place here as today's Pic du Jour, the 191st straight (!). I…Read More...