These are images from our summer vacation. I’ve had a lot going on and some things have fallen by the wayside. Hopefully, more things will be caught up on soon. I had a lot of fun in VN this year. If I get to go next year, I’ll probably take a longer solo-trip. It’s nice to wheel around a place by yourself.
Chau and Thi got us a bungalo overlooking a bay. It was fancy as fuuuuuuuuck. Vy enjoying fancy stuff. There was also an outdoor shower, but this tub was nice. Here’s the bay during daytime hours. This is the boat we took to the eco-resort. It was an eco resort because they grew a lot of their own fruits, vegetables and whatnot. They also did their own water, rasied chickens and something, something. Tri is throwing up the deuce because he can’t help it. Diep and Boo-Boo cavorting. Nhi and RB not getting seasick. I don’t know where this is. I think Diep took the picture? Nhi and Tri. RB looking thoughtful. I think this is at the movie theater. Maybe all of these were taken there. I don’t know. Nhi. This is Mrs. Minh’s school! Everybody I taught is like a nearly normal-sized person, now! I’m old. This is the other Nhi. She’s pretending to be unexcited to see me, but she’s totally excited. This is in Singapore, I think. I can’t remember. There was an Alice in Wonderland exhibit at the science and art museum there. This is me as one of the Red Queen’s Card Soldiers. We got to make our own cards! Nhi as a card soldier. Diep as a card soldier. A Czech nightmare that someone had after dreaming they could make an Alice in Wonderland film. More nightmares. Maybe they’re Serbian or something? Some people never sleep for fear. Still at the Alice exhibit. Nhi in the future. Chau, also in the future, but at a different time. Diep making art. The kids at a light and art exhibit. E’r’body. I took a solo-ride through Southern Vietnam and achieved greatness. This is a jet on display in some town somewhere. A home for displaced pigeons. This is an Oc-Eo Culture museum. It was pretty rough inside, but there were two guards, so at least it’s making work. Still the Oc-Eo thing. A statue at the Oc-Eo museum. I was always sort of bemused by nationalism. It seems much less funny to me in 2019. Maybe a traffic thing? A buoy for gothic creatures? I don’t know. This looks like a ding-dong because it’s a ding-dong. Oc-Eo culture was largely informed by the Indian diaspora. I thought this was pretty so I stopped to take a picture. A polite guy stopped to talk to make sure I wasn’t broken down, but made it so the light changed between when I stopped and when I took the picture. Maybe this is better? I don’t know. No one will ever know. This is the end of the Vietnamese world. Dat Mui. The tip. Vietnam’s most southerly point. It was an achievement. I drove there from Saigon. Not the longest solo-trip I’ve ever taken, but certainly the most ass-punishing trip I’ve taken in a while. Close-up of the obelisk at the end of Nam. I stopped at a lot of towns. Here’s a tree eating a wall. A cool French-looking balcony. This is a museum in some town. The dude that owned this stuff was a Western-educated play boy. He imported all this stuff to Nam and lived like a rich man. I take it the revolution didn’t go well for his people. I don’t know, though. Their house seems sparse. It’s hard to tell if it’s been looted or what, but there are a lot of nice fixtures. Cool stairs. One of the gates on rich guy’s property. Tired, trash-eating penguins, also. Obviously, this is May Akai. More rich guy stuff. Walked for a couple of hours trying to find a veg sandwich shop. I did, eventually, but I found this glowing sky with ancient lightposts first. The view out of a hotel I stayed at. A museum. In a town, maybe? This tree loved this light. This is an image of romance. Crazy rounded corners on the building. I like the yellow and blue of a lot of the older buildings in VN. I don’t know if these are traditional colors, or what, but they’re great. This is the museum from my hotel room. We went to Hoi An for fun. It’s ruined by tourists, now. I’m sure it’s always been ruined by tourists, but there were so many people that I had difficulty walking without stepping on people. It was fucked. They really wanted you to light a candle in a lantern and float it out into the water. I wonder if the candle things just sink and make trash or if someone collects them later to see what can be salvaged? Probably a combination of both. Chau and her girls. Diep, but from the Ring film. This tree has a badge. Tri had a tempertantrum during this particular outing and was a huge bummer to be around. RB was great, though. Diep, living dangerously. RB. Nhi in a bus to a place. Eating eggs and steak on searing hot iron pans. For some reason this is a thing in Japan, which makes it a thing in Vietnam by default. Yoon is a mama, so this restaurant is reasonably named.