Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Donut world arrives

I give this shop six months before closing

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Some kind of bug

Not sure exactly what type of crustacean this is, I just know that they are bigger than what we would call bugs at home. Regardless of what they are called, they are exceptionally tasty

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Not feather dusters

For some reason I thought these things for sale on the side of the road were for dusting. Apparently they are for dried flower arrangements of the fluorescent kind.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mobile plastics sale

There is actually a bicycle under this "shop" which helps moving the goods, unfortunately I can only be pushed, not ridden

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hello Kitty bicycle

With pink walled tires no less

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dusk over the red river

This shot was taken as we were approaching Hanoi last week. Plenty of water and plenty of haze to go around

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fly screen

This mesh has holes of 1 mm, keeping out even the smallest creepy crawlies, such as yesterdays posting of red ants

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Not your standard container vessel

Since the construction of the Thủ Thiêm bridge has been completed, containers traveling further up the Saigon river require smaller boats such as this one to complete the journey

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A decent sunset during the wet season

There was a break in the clouds last night on the way home from work which allowed this golden light to hang around for a few minutes. It probably lasted all of 10 minutes

Monday, August 04, 2008

The street becomes a river

Another pic from the flooding last Friday night. Around our area the waters reached 1 meter at its highest point. Reports around town suggested that waters got close to 1.5 meters in other areas. Not a particularly fun night for traveling

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

Louis Pasteur in metal

While at a conference yesterday at the Pasteur Institute HCMC, I came across this metal tribute to the man whose name is given to the research centre network of Pasteur Institutes. Known to sport a beard for most of his adult life, I searched the internet looking for pictures that the artist might have used for inspiration. The one below is the closest I could find, mostly for the deep line at 30 degrees from the nose. Am not sure why the artist was keen to display apparent facial scarring when he did not appear to have any

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