When I worked in Saudi Arabia in the '90's, I set up a bank account there. When my ATM card arrived my name was listed as "Darly Gross." It stuck. My title pays homage to "Travels with Charlie"- John Steinbeck's wonderful travelogue across the United States with his faithful poodle Charlie as companion.
As soon as I figure out this "blog" thing I'll start uploading notes from our January/February 2008 trip to Vietnam and Siem Reap, Cambodia, here.
For now, here's a picture of some porcine organ meat on sale in Ben Thanh Market to whet your appetites. However I'm not sure how I'd feel about buying pigs ears from a vendor who's smoking. It's a little unhygenic. Better stick to the tripe at the beef stall across the aisle.
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