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Mike’s Next Adventure

Banff, eh.

Vietnam: Some Photos, Some Words.

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This one time, I went to Vietnam.

A grand time was had.

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A grand time indeed.

So much fun in fact, time there was seemingly on fast-forward.

Tick. Tock. Tick tock. Ticktocktick. And the trip was over.

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Upon returning to the States, time remained fleeting as Vietnam was hastily packed away in a travel chest in a room, deep within the ‘SE Asia’ wing of the longterm memory travel bank.

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But a couple of holes were jabbed into the travel chest, before closing the room door, so Vietnam could breathe.

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8 months later and Vietnam has snuck out of the holes, slipped under the door, and now floats up and down the travel wing like some ethereal apparition.

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8 Months later and it’s still hot and humid and the sunsets are still jubilantly spectrum-defying.

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Photo by Vic Matkovic – @greensviewposse on Insta

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@greensviewposse on Insta

8 Months later and there’s an Old Quarter scramble to find bun cha or bahn mi—locally—anything to feed the sense memory pangs.

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The tastes are close, but are not Vietnam. The smells are close, but are not Vietnam.

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Not Vietnam, so daydreams overlay reality, cars and trucks become motorcycles and bikes, street lamps become palm trees, cement turns to sand—Dollars to Dong. We’re rich? We’re rich!

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The smiles enrich. The culture enriches.

8 months later and Vietnam has become a welcomed, permanent haunt.

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@greensviewposse on insta. #namathon15

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10 comments on “Vietnam: Some Photos, Some Words.

    1. mabukach says:

      Make it happen! You won’t regret it.

  1. vietnas very beauty..exotic.. full smile and cheap

    1. mabukach says:

      Thanks for reading Biro Jasa!

  2. tetaventures says:

    Such a beautiful pictures and nice writing. There are really numerous great travel destinations around Asia, you may want to visit Philippines soon. 🙂
    https://tetaventures.wordpress.com/destinations/philippines/trip-to-el-nido/

    Thanks and safe travels!

    1. mabukach says:

      Thanks, Tetaventures! Philippines has quickly ascended my travel list(s).

  3. Miriam B says:

    Great post. I have friends in Vietnam at the moment and I’m incredibly envious!

    1. mabukach says:

      Next time, don’t even think about it – just go with them/visit.

  4. Visualdiscovery says:

    Nice photography! Especially the picture of the market.
    Check out my blog!
    AVisualdiscoveryblog.wordpress.com

    1. mabukach says:

      Thank you much! Will check it out.

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