Orange County, CA
Casual musings on travel and living. See my photos at http://donovanbui.com
4,887 words in 35 moments in 20 cities since March 6th, 2014
Huntington beach — On my trips, whether it was Budapest, Chianti, or Khajuraho, I would look for the hideaways. The idea is to do whatever I normally do at home — scenic walks, picnic with some portable speakers, peopl...
Berlin — In reality, it was the time difference between Berlin and home, but I’ll probably remember it as the snow calling us to see it fall together for the first time. For just a little while, we had the wh...
Costa mesa — Leftover coins (rupees, koruna, forint, yen), shampoo packets, maps & stubs, magnets, boarding passes and tickets to attractions, napkins from fantastic restaurants, Tina’s name sewn on a paper. ...
Happy (belated) birthday, L.A.
Kind of late, but commotion still plenty here. New Slang is playing.
"Positano bites deep." -Steinbeck
Here, 9pm is 5pm, midnight is 8pm, and summer in Spain makes for an endless playground.
Alone in Whittier tonight. But hey, the music was good, and the car was smooth.
Walked outside today and it felt like this, even though it was 67°.
I got my first passport in 2006.
I know I will see Paris again. I hope it's soon.
I love the road. It's an endless space where my eyes learn to see.
Fantasies of escape.
What a beautiful weekend!
It's October. Summer in Southern California is alive and well.
A picture is just a snapshot.
I like the memories that are swirly and confusing.
Found these travel artifacts tucked away in my bookcase.
During my first 3 days at the new job, I've spent over 7 hours in meetings or conference calls
The upside of goodbye (a letter to my students)
22 Gia Long Street April 29 1975.
"Maybe it's nice to be buried. This person died in 1895. A century later, we're here, thinking about their life"
India, you frustrate me to no end. But for my patience, you reward me with your gems.
Good morning, Kerala.
Something woke me up at 3:30am
I remember India
It'll get better. But it's gonna hurt first.
The case to end bucket lists.
Wanna look young in pictures? Add funny glasses. Wanna look old? Add two babies.
In 1996, I was a little Saigon boy watching something I didn't quite understand.
Do "boring" things when you travel.
Take a closer look at LA. It will surprise you.
I hiked some seven-eight miles. It was misty and cold. I was alone. I was free.
He sang Ordinary People, and it was like we were on the bicycle in Hoi An all over again.
Four times, seven days: it's beach season.
Sometimes , I think about leaving SoCal. Then a Sunday like this happens, and it brings me to my senses.
We are amalgams of innumerable thoughts, experiences, and sensitivities
One day you'll ask why I took so many pictures of you. I'll say because you grew up too fast.