The Present Perfect

Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Or so my Lonely Planet poetically described the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. In the back of of the taxi, fresh off the plane from clean, orderly, and cosmopolitan Singapore, I watched as the countryside flew by. Green landscapes stretched off into the distance as peasant farmers in their recognizable conical hats tended the fields. Motorbikes whizzed up and down the highway while slower bicycles yielded to the sides. As we crossed… Read More