Brian Oh: {food, travel, photo}

Vietnam (i): Down and Out in Da Nang

I recently spent a couple of weeks in Danang, Vietnam for work, followed by a few days of leisure in Hong Kong. Danang is toward the middle of the country and occupies sort of what I imagine to be the middle of the spectrum of Asian development-with cities like Dili and Tokyo occupying extreme ends on either side the scale. There's a pronounced juxtaposition of conspicuous wealth and the grime of the over-population of rural-urban migration. A handful of isolated highrises splattered with neon punctuate the skyline on either side of the Han River-a facade to an interior of gritty, dense networks of backstreets, corner shops, and swarms of motorbikes and scooters of biblical proportions. I spent most of my evenings just walking those streets looking for good food, which was amazing and crazy cheap (more on that to come). Below is a handful of shots from the streets of Danang, but stay tuned for some more of my cultural annotations and a lot of food porn.

Oh, and the humidity... Oh god, the humidity...