|The only fresher sugar cane is un-cut in the field|
|"Tourist Police" are tasked with protecting tourists.|
|This "regular" police officer is not peeing in the street.|
|The yellow-uniformed traffic police usually ride two-up on their 150 Hondas|
|Buddhist alter with food offerings--found in many homes and businesses|
Two of the pro-helmet billboards on Hwy 20 that I think
are paid for by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
|My first motorcycle flat tire happened out of my cell carrier's coverage area; two kids|
riding by stopped and, using another carrier, called a guy with a service truck for me.
|One of the Prenn Waterfall elephants foraging by the side of the road|
|The view from my balcony at Villa Pink House, Đà Lạt|
|The waiting room at the Saigon Dermatological Hospital|
|Everything I brought to Đà Lạt except one bag and the motorcycles--delivered by bus.|
|This is the decal guy I use in Đà Lạt. I love how he holds the |
blow drier while manipulating the decals with both hands.
|Some scooters are more beautiful than others...|
|Orchid vendors at Đà Lạt Market|
|I wonder if the kid knows he's wearing road kill on his head?|
|My friend Nhi's son Thịnh loves riding on the DRZ. His mom, not so much...|
|The great new highway into Đà Lạt from the south is closed to motorcycles :-(|
|Đà Lạt Twilight (sans vampires)|
|The bridge heading toward the Đà Lạt Market from the east (iPhone photo)|
|Dropped the DRZ on the street and the gear shifter penetrated the clutch housing|
|When the mechanic saw I had a dirty air filter (Steed), he ripped out the |
filtering baffles and replaced them with a piece of open-cell foam before
I could stop him. It now has a cleanable, 100,000 mile K&N air filter.
|Bahn Xeo, A Vietnamese rice pancake and one of my favorites... |
even though it's fried in oil. Eating them the VN way is NOT intuitive.
|Cut the pancake with (provided) scissors, Pick some greens and lay them on |
the rice wrap. Use chopsticks to add a slice of rice pancake
|Roll tightly and dip in the rice vinegar (I now add hot chilies to it) and enjoy!|
|Đà Lạt Market at night|
|It's a good thing that the hydrant is too far from a structure to be of any use.|
|This is a fish that apparently divides itself into segments |
when fried and was neither oily or greasy--very delicious!
The red fruit at upper right is what they call a plum, though it's nothing like Western plums.
More to follow...