Daily Archives: November 11, 2008

New Site Feature: Click on the Daily Photo

Posted by on November 11, 2008

I just want to tell everyone about a new feature I added to the site. Starting today, and with the other Daily Photos on the front page of the site, if you click on the image, you will see a nice big 900 pixel wide version of the image. If you are familiar with such things, I’m using Lightbox.

I saw some images on the Boston Globe that were that large and I really liked it. I think most images look better when you can see it in a larger size.

If you click while in RSS or email, you will see the image, but it will show it to you in a new browser window, just like you were clicking on any other link.

So click away and let me know what you think.

The Good Life, Vietnam Style

Posted by on November 11, 2008

I’ve been in Mui Ne a few days now and have enjoyed it. It isn’t very busy this time of year and it shows. The area seems built for much larger crowds than what are currently here. There is also lots of construction going on.

I’ve eaten better here than I have in ages. There are several seafood restaurants in Mui Ne which offer selections caught that day. Last night I had a grilled squid, a HUGE tiger prawn which was basically a small lobster, and two clams. With two drinks the total price was $8. The clams were 2000 dong apiece, or about 12 cents. The squid was 40,000 or about $2.30. Even in Phuket, I paid waaay more for seafood than I’m paying here. A meal like this almost anywhere else would be over $50.

I’m typing this at a bar with wifi about 30 feet from the beach. The waves are unusually strong today and no one is out kiteboarding. There are an abnormal number of people here with laptops. I think I counted a dozen in one bar alone the other day. A lot of Russians here also, which I haven’t encountered on my trip before.

I’ll be here one more full day tomorrow before heading up the road to Nah Trang for a few days.

I’ve been doing a lot of updates via Twitter while I’ve been here. If you want to follow along on the smaller things I have to say, you can follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook, where my messages show up as my status.

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