Well, here we are, on the virginal cusp of another new year. I'm back home again, the bags are unpacked, the sand and sweat washed away from my clothes, leaving behind just the bright memories of Vietnam.
The jet-lag is surprisingly minimal. The shock to the system is more climatological and cultural. And then there's the business of sorting through all the photos.
But first things first. I would like to wish you and yours a fine 2011, bursting with good health, leavened with laughter, and spiced with a pinch of adventure.