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Stay in school and do your learin'!

CAMBODIA | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | Views [325] | Comments [5]

Hanoi – Siem Reap (Angkor Wat!), Cambodia:   This afternoon I am headed to the Jewel of All Temples – Angkor Wat.  My flight leaves at 4:00 pm so there won’t be further updates until tomorrow.  I am headed out to do ... Read more >


Photos: Cuchi Tunnels

VIETNAM | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Underground city outside of Saigon
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Cu Chi Tunnels

VIETNAM | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | Views [454] | Comments [1]

Cu Chi, Vietnam (just outside Saigon) :  Today’s dilemma:  This hotel is really really nice.  The rooms are decorated in the old colonial French style.  The telephone even looks like it is from 1930!  So, do I get my value ... Read more >


Chris does Saigon

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [380] | Comments [1]

Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC aka Saigon) :  The day began at 3:30 am to catch a 6:00 am flight from Danang to Saigon.  Armed now with my knowledge of the evil taxi driver ways, I was ready to face Saigon head on.  I was somewhat ... Read more >


Photos: Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Presidential Palace aka Reunification Palace & Notre Dame
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Photos: Last day in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Last Day in Hoi An, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | Views [628] | Comments [1]

Hoi An, Vietnam : My last day in this idyllic city and off to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).  Spent the day walking and bike riding around town.  It drizzled for the first time since I’ve been in Vietnam.  I ... Read more >


Photos: Fishing Village outside Hoi An

VIETNAM | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Sunrise at the fishing village outside Hoi An
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Fishing village outside of Hoi An

VIETNAM | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Views [462] | Comments [4] | Video

Fishing village outside of Hoi An, Vietnam :  Today was my “artistic” day.  I got up at 4:20am (“My God, what was I thinking?”) to get some sunrise shots at a local fishing village outside of Hoi An.  We took the ... Read more >


Photos: Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Taking it easy in Hoi An
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Oasis in Vietnam

USA | Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [227]

Hoi An, Vietnam :  Today’s adventure was the $4 (no air conditioning) bus ride from Hue to Hoi An.  I swear that all vehicles in Vietnam must have a governor on them to regulate the speed.  We never exceeded 35 mile an hour which ... Read more >


Too strange to believe

USA | Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [189] | Comments [1]

Train from Hanoi to Hue :  Upon leaving the station at Hanoi, the conductors locked all of the doors on the train with PADLOCKS!  I walked up and down 8 cars on the train and found all of our doors locked.  Good thing there wasn't an ... Read more >


Hue...short trip

VIETNAM | Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | Views [234]

Hue, Vietnam – This was going to be one of my shortest stays of my journey…24 hours.  Since the train arrived late into Hue, I was down to 20 hours.  First hour was spent showering and trying to pretend I belong to the human ... Read more >


Photos: Hue, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Halong Bay, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Halong Bay Cruise
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Beautiful Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | Views [264] | Comments [1]

Halong Bay, Vietnam : Halong Bay is 170 km from Hanoi. A bus made the circuit of several hotels to pick up all of the passengers going on the overnight cruise within Halong Bay. I believe the driver was getting paid by the hour since at no point in ... Read more >


Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | Views [286]

Halong Bay, Vietnam :  I will be on another "vacation blog" while sailing two days in Halong Bay.  I seriously doubt there will be internet.  Check back on Saturday, July 6th for more updates from the city of Hue (a 12 hour train ride ... Read more >


Vietnamese men don't have hairy arms!

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Views [1232] | Video

Hanoi, Vietnam :  I’ll get to the headline in a minute. I got up early to get a start on the day and headed over to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.   It was very well organized and the guards dressed in white made sure that you ... Read more >


Photos: Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

The city of 1,000,000,000 motorcycles and growning
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Goodbye Luang Prabang!

USA | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Views [344] | Comments [3]

Luang Prabang, Laos – Hanoi, Vietnam:   Last day in Laos and will miss this beautiful country.  I got up very early (for me) at 6:00 am to see the morning offerings made to the monks.  Well, damn if those monks didn’t get ... Read more >


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