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Off the beaten track

VIETNAM | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [2627] | Comments [1]

Why do travellers (tourists?) go on those mini-bus tours everywhere? The only people you'll meet are other travellers or tourists. I know it makes it all so easy but surely far less of an experience? It never ceases to amaze me how far off the beaten ... Read more >

Tags: ben tre, mekong delta, off the beaten track, saigon, travel with children

Return to Saigon

VIETNAM | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [1455]

We dozed in the back of the shagged out 1940's bus for sleep definitely wasn't possible. Rumble, bump, rattle, and thump, all night long. As the first rays of dawn glimmered outside, I mentally forced myself out of the slumber, as stretching definitely ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, ho chi minh, memories, saigon, traffic, travel with children

Are you a tourist or a traveller?

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [1632] | Comments [1]

This argument seems to have been around certainly for as long as I have been travelling, with people who define themselves as 'travellers' usually feeling they are somehow superior to 'tourists'. I know Tony Wheeler from Lonely Planet for one doesn't ... Read more >

Tags: dmz, mekong, memory, saigon, tourist, traveller

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