When it's mid-July and the next holiday is not until after the summer, it pays to at least reminisce about the beach. About the endless blue skies and seas. About the strenuous bed-breakfast-beach-book-lunch-beach-book-dinner-bed routine. About wine on the bungalow porch at sunset. About the shiny and dull metallic blue of a shell.
About lunch in fishtown.
About rich sweet fish sauce-infused pork ribs. About a turmeric stained pickle. About salty broth with okra. About tangled pleasantly chewy squid tentacles. About the salty-sweet-sour-spicy nuoc cham.
About eating real Vietnamese lunches.
About Phu Quoc.