Read the BLOG. Check out the PHOTOS. I’m slowly trickling out Vietnam. What a great touring country this is: easy, cheap, fun, great food, good traveler infrastructure, friendly people, lots of other interesting travelers. I just got to Hanoi but I’m a little behind and just posted on my undersea adventures in Nha Trang.
I have dreamed up a crazy-maybe mission for this jewel of a town: have prescription eyeglasses made. Who knew this was a thing? Ah, the folks on Trip Adviser. Maybe, just maybe, it was time to heed the teasing of some of my friends and take action on this dilemma of not being able to [...]
As we slid through one fairly tight crevice we found a large school of shiny yellow tailed fish rather surprised to be in the fast lane alongside the two of us putterers.
this was such a delightful welcome to a strange and yet familiar place. (Saigon Hotspot—college students that will tour you around HCMC for the chance to practice their English. I’ll arrange a similar tour of Hanoi when I get there.)
And I hope, wish, want good things for Cambodia, for the naked children playing in my street, for the animated daughter at my laundry, heading off to kindergarten. Children are everywhere; the population is so young. It’s hard not to think about their future.
Has the curlycue printing of Khmer taken on any meaning for me? I’m told and believe that I lost the ability to make African clicking sounds at 5—barely before Miriam Makeba soared across my Sunday evenings. I wonder when I lost the patience to try and sort out a new alphabet?