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Subject:Mekong Delta. Hanoi. Shirtless Old Men.
Time:12:00 am

This is Can Tho, the main city in the Mekong Delta. "Can Tho" must mean "Unwiped Anus" in Vietnamese, because like every other fishing town, this place reeked. However, the skies above Can Tho reeked only of awesome.


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The Old Quarter of Hanoi at dusk. From above, the unique dimensions of the buildings - along with their aged exteriors and the way they were clustered - reminded me of the mausoleum-filled Recoleta cemetary in Buenos Aires. By sheer coincidence, Hanoi is filled with dead Argentinians.


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This is where I had my most expensive dinner in Vietnam: Bobby Chinn. It came out to $14. Twas money well-spent as not only was my barramundi tender and buttery, but all of your food comes out of that giant, red, puckered orifice in the ceiling. Quite a spectacle.


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This is where I had my cheapest breakfast in Vietnam. Like every sidewalk joint in Southeast Asia, they had plastic stools and tables that were clearly intended for preschoolers. But for a 37-cent bowl of noodles, I couldn't complain.


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Hanging out at the Hanoi Hilton with familiar friends: Vietnamese mannequins. These two mannequins were quite touchy-feely with each other, and I think I interupted an intimate prison moment between them.


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