Rain, Rain, and More Rain

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Well it has been raining for the best part of a week. Four days were walkless, as the rain was fairly heavy and really wasn’t conducive to any kind of a pleasant walk.

I have made do, with quick trips to the local market and food stalls. This posting will be a little lacking on photos, but I have added more food pictures and a few photos of things I have seen.

Banh Mi. A typical Vietnamese sandwich is a fusion of meats and vegetables from native Vietnamese cuisine such as chả lụa (pork sausage), coriander leaf (cilantro), cucumber, pickled carrots, cabbage, and daikon combined with condiments from French cuisine such as pâté, along with jalapeño, mayonnaise and hot sauce.

Bun Ca, fish soup is the name for a typical dish of Central Vietnam region. Fish after being processed into patties, together with vermicelli and other ingredients are ingredients of a bowl of fish noodle soup.

Bún chả (Vietnamese: [ɓǔn ca᷉ː]) is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork, meat balls, and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bún chả is served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984) who described Hanoi as a town “transfixed by bún chả.” Hanoi’s first bún chả restaurant was on Gia Ngư, Hoàn Kiếm District, in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Squid with pineapple, green onions, tomatoes, and onion.

I saw this guy out doing a little hunting on one of my short walks.

Around Lake Tay Ho there are various little parks or rest stops. Many of them have exercise equipment set up. I find it intriguing how simple, yet how well these structures are for a complete workout.


One comment

  1. Happy tohear you are well. Hope your rain stops soon so you can get on with your adventure. Uxbridge have out exercise equipment in the park arpund Elgin Pond..Great ideas travel around the world. Take care


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