Window Seat Wednesday

 

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is another destination very high on my list of places to hopefully see one day soon. Bustling streets, tempting street food, ao dai, and some faded French veneer. No disrespect to Father Ho but I’ll probably just keep on saying Saigon, quietly, to myself.

Havana; as someone said, ‘Let’s go before it’s all Marriots and Hiltons.’ Don’t forget the coke with real cane sugar (rum optional.)

Don’t think you’ll get through a Wednesday without a little Japan thrown in.

Umbrella at the Gion Festival (祇園祭.)  Gion Matsuri takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It spans the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko Junkō (山鉾巡行) on July 17.

Kinkaku Rokuon-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Yukio Mishima, a man who knew a thing or two about fanaticism and destruction,  wrote a novel about the conflagration of the original temple by a disturbed monk that is quite haunting.

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