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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

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. I wish this trip 🙂

    http://www.ateondevaioumbigo.wordpress.com

    November 13, 2015
    • Make it happen! You won’t regret it.

      November 17, 2015
  2. vietnas very beauty..exotic.. full smile and cheap

    November 18, 2015
  3. 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!

    November 18, 2015
    • Thanks, Tetaventures! Philippines has quickly ascended my travel list(s).

      December 2, 2015
  4. Great post. I have friends in Vietnam at the moment and I’m incredibly envious!

    November 20, 2015
    • Next time, don’t even think about it – just go with them/visit.

      December 2, 2015
  5. Visualdiscovery #

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

    November 21, 2015
    • Thank you much! Will check it out.

      December 2, 2015

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