This year saw a lot of travel as we kicked off the year traveling around Southeast Asia for six weeks, visiting India, Singapore, southern Thailand and Vietnam. We ate a lot of incredible food on our inaugural visit to Vietnam, many of which made it here. There was always fish sauce on the table and, on occasion, a “grand cru” from Phu Quoc.
I spent a leisurely Saturday exploring the specialty coffee scene in Helsinki, concluding my evening with a delightful meal that let me vicariously explore Helsinki and its surrounding forests. Instead of indulging in the almost masochistic pleasure that can only arise from knowing the pain of separation that comes from familiarity, transit travel allows one to experience the beauty in fleetingness itself