I took a brief nap at 7 pm last night, planning to have dinner around 8:45 or 9 pm at Dao Ten in Hoi An. I woke up at 1:45 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I wrote all night and watched Flirting With Disaster on Netflix, and then went for a walk around 6 am. The Hoi An scooters are out in force at that hour. What a gloriously exotic environment — a paradise of vibrant color, very subtle aromas, heavy sea air and abundant vegetation. And friendly people everywhere you turn.

This coconut was lying right outside my room.