We swam in our clothes in Vietnam. While we were staying in Hue, we made an afternoon trip to swim in the South China Sea. We’ve been collecting them: bodies of water we’ve been in. Sort of in the way tourists sometimes sightsee to check things off a list. Only wetter.
Headed into the [...]
A morning visit to the Market in Hue; this is a typical market in Vietnam. We liked the one in Hue more than those in Ho Chi Minh City because so many of the women were in traditional clothing and hats.
A food stall selling herbs, eggs, and chicken.
A woman selling fish. [...]
Our first day in Hue, we decided to walk from our hotel to the citadel, the old emperor’s castle. After crossing the moat bridge and entering the old walled city, the cyclo-cabs descended like crows surrounding carrion. Several followed us up the street, repeating the “one hour tour,” “very cheap” sales pitch as they pedaled [...]
“Just go slow, be predictable.” As we waded into the stream of scooters and motor bikes that fill the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, I reminded the girls of this mantra. Magically, the oncoming river of bikes managed not to wipe any of us out, although they did come within inches of us on [...]