Saturday, 27 October 2007
The top photo is of the author's sister and friend leaving Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut airport before flying to Thailand. His sister would then go on to Australia before travelling by boat through Indonesia and then by bicycle through Malayia and then flying to India.
The bottom photo is of a beardless author again with his sister in the street outside his house. This would be Tran Quy Khoach street, Tan Dinh. A place where he felt quite at home if not exactly always appreciated by the locals. They ransacked his house after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and stole everything in it. The same happened to the houses of all foriegners in the neighbourhood.