In the past month or so I have journeyed to Borneo, Malaysia and Vietnam. They were amazing trips to some of the most beautiful places I've seen. The jungles of Borneo were full of all kinds of varieties of plant and animal life. Vietnam had some of the friendliest people and most charming streets, full of vitality and history, that I have encountered anywhere. There is so much to say about all these places; they were full of moments that would take chapters of words to describe. And so, while I slowly and surely start to compose my novel, I leave you with the an introduction in photographic form. Somewhere along the lines of seventy thousand words, less than modest, and certainly not enough to do these places justice.