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Monday, June 26th, 2006 | All Things, Travel

Leaving HCMC: view of City Hall:

Saigon at night
Stopover at the Hong Kong International Airport. It began to pour about fifteen minutes after I took this photo — the beginning of what would become a pattern for the rest of the trip. From San Francisco, my flight was delayed and then rerouted through Canada due to “weather” in the Midwestern United States. Incidentally, never understood the use of the term “weather” without an adjective; isn’t there always weather?:


Home sweet home: 2 stopovers and just under 30 hours after leaving my hotel room in Saigon. Whew.

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June 27, 2006

About the weather thing … I once had an old prof explain that the only time there’s weather is when things are “active.” Hence the rationale behind this snippet: Climate is what the weather would be like if there were no weather—if all the clouds, rain, high and low temperatures, wind, and haze were averaged out for the whole season or the whole year.

June 28, 2006

Ah. Thanks for the meteorology lesson! So what I should hope for when sitting on a plane, is an announcement of “climate?”

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