Vietnam: Day Two – My Life Is Quirky That Way…

Back in July of 2006, I escaped the craziness of the hustle, bustle, and heat of Atlanta, Georgia, to head for the Arctic Circle, to walk on a glacier in Trømso, Norway. During my first meal that far north on our planet, I heard Ray Charles singing, “Georgia On My Mind.” I was horrified. I had travelled thousands of miles… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day Two – Hanoi

The bustle of this city goes beyond that of NYC and Paris. In many ways, it exceeds Rome. I’ve simply never seen so many scooters flitting about, so many people on bicycles, so many cars and pedestrians scrunching into such cramped quarters. The horns blow nonstop, not in a rude, NYC sort of way, but in a “Don’t squash me.… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day One – Dinner

Tonight, for dinner, I went to the traditional Vietnamese restaurant here at the Sofitel Metropole by Lake Hoan Kiem in central Hanoi. I decided to live on the edge and ordered a 7 course meal of traditional dishes. I have no idea what I ate. The names were all in Vietnamese. What I do know: this was the tastiest, most… Continue reading