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WildSide... My trip through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand... Qui audet adipiscitur!!!!

Lady-boy robbery...foiled in Nha Trang!!!!

USA | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [653]

I got off the night bus from Hoi-an to Nha-trang at 7am....I officially hate the night bus now!!! I checked into the first hotel the bus stopped at...I got the cheapest room for $8 on the fifth floor...no elevator. I was getting my exercise for sure! ... Read more >


Hoi-an....

USA | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [235]

The bus ride to Hoi-an was quick and painless. I found a place right away and was off to explore this small city...almost immediately, I found myself in a shoe shop buying some sandals, they outlined both my feet, I got to pick out the leather, I even ... Read more >


Danang rhymes with Dang....

USA | Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [315]

...as in "Dang, the bus is really leaving me here!" I was the only one to get off in Danang...should've been a sign! The bus stop guy at the local tourist agency was less than helpful...he tried to steer toward a $15 hotel!!!! I said no thank ... Read more >


Sick in Bangkok...

USA | Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [255]

Hi to all my friends...I've been thrown for a loop in my travels by getting sick and will be coming back sooner than expected. I'm disappointed, to say the least! I'm completely exhausted and funds have been drained by my doctor visits...so going home ... Read more >


The end of Hanoi

USA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [212] | Comments [1]

I met a few other travellars in the hostel...they all said the same thing...get out of Hanoi and the people are different. I was really happy to hear this because I was sick to death of being hunted down by all the hawkers!!! I met Kasie on my last day ... Read more >


Hanoi...the return

USA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [261]

I was so exhausted by the time my evil cabbie got me to the hotel that I decided to stay an extra night at the expensive hotel....because being up half the night was enough to seek a bed at any price!!!! I had to stay in Hanoi because of my desire to ... Read more >


Sapa to Lao Chai (the village)...then to homestay.

USA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [294]

The homestay experience...was absolutely grueling to get to!!! My group, my guide (Zoum, from the other day), and I went walking from the hotel to the village. The vision of the rice terraces got even closer and I took a million photos of the walk down.... Read more >


Sapa...cont.

USA | Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [228]

The second day in Sapa, I decided against going to Mt. Fansipan because of "lady issues"...terrible timing! Camping, hiking...with no toilet? No thank you....any other time and I'd be lacing up my boots!! Instead I went on a half day tour ... Read more >


Brief note November 30th 2008

USA | Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [169]

Sorry about the delay! I got caught up in all the action of the trip! I was going to use my photos to help me remember where I went and who I met...but tragedy struck...a little girl in Mui Ne (down the coast near the bottom of Vietnam) probably deleted ... Read more >


Sapa, first day

USA | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [209]

The ride up out of the clouds was amazing! It was cloudy and gray in Lao Cai...and bright and sunny up above...I checked in...and had a crappy hotel breakfast...I wandered over to "Baguette and Chocolat" in search of some real nourishment and ... Read more >


The train to Lao Cai and bus to Sapa

USA | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [248]

Okay...but before I get to the description of my beloved Sapa...let us talk about getting there! I almost missed the night train!!! I rode on a motorbike with my big pack in the front with the driver while wearing my little one and carrying my slash-... Read more >


Hanoi

USA | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [214]

I was in some kind of weird hell for 12hrs...where "Baby Mama" played on a continuous loop with other "okay" movies. My first flight I sat next to an ex-soldier named Hong (who was 65 years old) and she told me these brutal and graphic ... Read more >


False Alarm; SNAFU; the fly in the ointment...whatever

USA | Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [227] | Comments [2]

I'm sure this has happened to SOMEONE you know! A mild-mannered PERSON that gets overly excited at the prospect of a bitchin' adventure coming up...suddenly this smart, efficient co-worker/friend/general ally, forgets how to tell time!!!! The PERSON ... Read more >


Is this a sign?

USA | Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [221]

I got the passport...finally! I got it back from the Thailand consulate on Friday...I leave tomorrow on Tuesday....but now Hanoi, Vietnam is flooded! There are stories on the New Hanoian about people fishing in the streets! I bought some iodine tablets ... Read more >

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Planning the escape...

USA | Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [209]

I have 2 1/2 weeks to go before I leave for Hanoi...and I don't have my passport back from the Thailand embassy! I'm trying to compress my usual suitcase of stuff into a backpack, which I've never done before, and I'm trying not to lose my mind! I ... Read more >

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