Mattress delivery by moped, preparing to to take on central Hanoi's frenzied streets.
Where men count the money and women do the work.
At its most inviting just after dawn when the tombstones and their keepers come to life.
Because someone somewhere was hoping to see that combo today.
Remembering a visit with Agent Orange's third generation.
I'd love a set-up like this on my bike.
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…
Scene of my first street shave, too.
The coolest motorbike taxi driver in Hanoi.
An annual reminder that wars never end.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Morning sword dance exercise near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. 22 Oct 2010