Relax

You’ve been working – or worrying – hard all week. You’re stressed. Take a minute to try to relax this weekend. No matter where you are.

On The Road: Mekong Postcard

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More Silly Menus

It’s so easy to poke gentle fun at menu translations it’s almost unfair, but it’s meant with good humor. So this, as we leave Asia:

I suggest skepticism of the approximate beef roll.

I know, you’re torn between the porcupine and the weasel. Same here.

Is chicken iap erosion due to climate change?

The deer may be fine but that damned vain hot pot, always going on about how great it is….

Mostly Daily Photos

A couple more as we begin to finish off our Vietnam visit. Here, one of those tumultuous tropical thunderstorms Ho Chi Minh City was eager for, as the hottest part of the year begins to draw to a close:

And here, lovely Dalat, Lam Dong province, just before dusk:

Collected photos from these few months around the world here.

A long flight across Asia follows, and before long we’ll be back in touch from Finland. For the moment (spring 2019) I’ve changed the header above to a nice view over Helsinki from the top of the original Sokos hotel.

Photo A Day

Dalat, Vietnam.

Collected photos here.

Photo A Day

Posing women, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Collected photos here.

Dalat, Vietnam

French colonizers used Dalat, at an elevation around 1500 meters, to escape from the heat and humidity of Saigon and the Mekong Delta area. It’s just lovely here.

Collected photos here.

Frog’s Eye View

Frog at the beach near Danang, Vietnam.

Mostly daily photos on Earthphotos.com at Around the World, Slowly.

Pictures from the Road: Vietnamese Food

Street Food. Quitting time.

Rice bags.

Frog’s good. It’s the bones.

Because when I think Texas, I think chicken.

These (mostly) daily photos from a slow trip around the world are collecting on Earthphotos.com. See the archive page Around the World, Slowly.

Don’t Try This at Home

Here are window washers working on the building from yesterday’s post, the Vinhomes Central Park Landmark 81 tower.

These (mostly) daily photos from a slow trip around the world are collecting on Earthphotos.com. See the archive page Around the World, Slowly.