Hanoi — I roam around Hanoi on my 125cc motorbike (Sylvia is her name) and alternate cafes for offices. Today’s office is actually called The KAfe. The crowd is a mixture of Vietnamese and expats. The blond wood is too hip and the cupcakes too Western for those came searching for Graham Green’s Vietnam. The coffee is good. The internet speedy. The electrical outlets are accessible and the staff doesn’t s...
Hanoi — There are only 8 meals left. Eight. Tonight’s dinner (which I will make at home), two full days of breakfast, lunch and dinner and a quick breakfast before this self-sanctioned exile is over. Discover...
7 — He tells me he’s never travelled outside of Vietnam. I do a quick mind check and can count at least ten Asian stamps in my passport. I feel embarrassed and move the discussion along. We talk about my ...
Cat hai district — Hạ Long Bay trip day 1 Saturday morning early wake up to be picked up at 7:30 and drive all the way to Hạ Long Bay across the murky, gray, drizzly north of Vietnam. We make a rest stop at a ‘stop ove...
Just come back! My 2nd day at Saigon
Do you prefer perfection or affection?
Sylvia and I, vol. 24
Sylvia and I, vol. 23
It's all about eye contact
Work is not always WORK; how you get to what is next is well...keep on going.
Becoming Local. Learning to ride a motorcycle in Hanoi.
This half is mine, that half is yours.
How do you buy SALT?!
The beauty of this country is more than I expected.
In between just for tonight and forever and ever.
Another outlandish sky this evening ...
And sometimes rainbows can float ...
Summer is here!
Beauty and the Beach ...
This could easily be the most beautiful place on earth I have ever seen!
Ah, a Family Mart. Where am I? It is hot, can't be Japan.
The mind has the greatest rendering engine. A good book is the best virtual reality experience.
Cafe Tabac offers honest prices. Coffee comes with wifi and generous smile. The ladies can help you buy streetfood too.
Traveling to visit people who can't travel.
I did not expect 9˚C in Vietnam .... nor an amusement park ...
Hi from Hanoi. This is my new home!
Ho Chi Minh City
The camera is not dead — it's becoming specialized.
Sunrise on the Ha Long bay
Passing people on the street via a bike was one of the best parts of the trip.
Crack a raw egg over steamed rice, mix, and pour your favorite furikake flakes over it.
You never really know with cities. They’re like people, and you don’t always hit it off.
Hoi An. It was impossible to capture its beauty.
First experience of Vietnam's overnight buses. There was a horrible incident later that night.
Seafood, up close & personal.
First Banh Mi.
The paper may have faded, but 500 years on — half a millennium! — and these woodcuts, are as charming, witty, and beautiful as ever.
When you stay alone, on the beach, what would you think?
Morning rush hour in Saigon
Viet nam youth entrepreneur boot camp. I am speaking.
‘A man who follows someone else not only does not find anything, he is not even looking….The men who pioneered the old routes are leaders, not our masters.’—Seneca
Cover for Codex #3. Now for Epson proofs and then files to the new printer in Barcelona. Both exhilarating and terrifying — as always.
Final final final round of edits to Codex 3
Just completed proofreading of Codex #3. I love this issue. Paul, Linda, Alta, & Allen have produced something really quite magnificent.
Almost completed proofreading issue 3 of Codex. It is a fantastic issue. For sure the best a idex yet. Very proud of the Codex team and the extended ‘family’ of authors and contributors.
Final round of proofreading for Codex #3
Home is where the books are.
Cages are no place for a child to grow up.