Day: 11 January 2014


Scenes of the crimes

By Jimmy Thomson The elegant woman along the counter had seen better days and worse nights, judging by her sad eyes and “step away” glances. Another lost soul at the Gumbo Pot. “Tourist?” Her question was delivered with a smile but arrived like a threat. I tried to look amused, rather than busted. “It’s just, […]

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Vietnam caves get under your skin

I seem to have a thing about going underground in Vietnam.  If it’s not the Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi it’s the escape tunnel from the Reunification (formerly Presidential) Palace in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I even get a thrill going through the new road tunnel under the Saigon River, wondering if there was […]

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