Category Archives: Vietnam

Vietnamesmeriszing

The photos just keep coming!  Here’s the last batch from our 50 days in Vietnam.           It’s a trend here in Southeast Asia: even in towns utterly gray and grimy, there’s often a mansion of a … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Food: Can I Fit It All Into One Post?

Friends of mine who managed to make it all the way down south tell me that it’s a veggie paradise down there.  They say it’s like Thailand and Taiwan, where every town has at least one clearly-labeled veg restaurant where … Continue reading

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Vietnamawesome

To pick up where I left off: Vietnam is long and full of awesome things to take pictures of!  Particularly if one eschews the infamous Highway One in favor of the Ho Chi Minh trail.  The two run parallel to … Continue reading

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Vietnamazing

The turning stopped and we clearly saw: the flaw’s in that which finds the flaws. – Mewithoutyou, “Bullet to Binary, part 2”   China is the land where everything feels huge, and where a sense of mystery lurks heavy at … Continue reading

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Hanoi: Making the Most of Visa Purgatory

Is it cheating to “write” a blog post without words? I’ve been trying to put this post together for months, but I couldn’t get the banality out.  The situation sucked: we were stuck in teeny room in a noisy, expensive, … Continue reading

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A Moment in Cuc Phuong

I’ve gotten into the habit of writing my posts a couple of weeks after the events in question. Sometimes that can be a nice perspective to write from. So much changes every day that flipping through all the photos makes … Continue reading

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Comphocomphocomphocompho

We’ve been in Vietnam for…holy crap…three weeks already. Even though we haven’t been moving, you can bet we’ve been eating. Here’s what: First meal: tofu and tomato stirfry, boiled vegetables to dip in salt, and in the background, the worst … Continue reading

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F.U.S. Files: Unexpected Scenery

Nov 7, 2013, 12:51 PM Nov 7, 2013, 1:23 PM. Writing these F.U.S. Files is a little hard. If I post a picture every time I see something like this, I won’t have energy left over to write about anything … Continue reading

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Halfway to Hanoi, Part 2

I know the last post started like this too, but… The sight of fresh french-fry-pancakes boiling in bubbling oil on the street stopped me in my tracks. I pointed to one and asked the chef in faltering Vietnamese how much … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Halfway to Hanoi

The man at the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok assured me that my visa would be valid for thirty days from the date I entered the country, so I optimistically guestimated that we would arrive sometime around October 22nd. Despite having … Continue reading

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