A Favourite Photo: Halong Bay

This picture was obviously taken in Halong Bay. I managed to snap it in the morning light while we were transferring from our boat to an island. Tweet This Post

Mekong Delta: A Photo Essay

The Mekong Delta provided me with so many stellar photographs. When I finished writing my planned post on the Delta, I found myself thinking that I hadn’t done it visual justice. I took some amazing photographs (if I do say so myself), so I thought I would share them in this additional photo essay. I [...]

A Trip to the Mekong Delta

A short day trip away from Ho Chi Minh (or a 3 day 2 night trip in my case), the Mekong Delta offers a different perspective on Vietnam. Prior to visiting the Mekong Delta, I’d been in the mountains, on the coast, on the beaches, in the central highlands and in the major cities. Each [...]

Ho Chi Minh City Chinatown Photos

Here are some shots from a day spent exploring Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown. It’s been forever since I’ve been to a Chinatown anywhere. I find them incredibly interesting. Both adapting to their surroundings and yet remaining this interesting microcosm of Chinese culture. The main reason for going to Chinatown was to see the numerous [...]

Cu Chi Tunnels and Some Thoughts on Travel

I wasn’t impressed by these highly visited Vietnam War tunnels. I am neither in favour nor against the Vietnam War. I find it unfortunate that so many lives were lost and so many tragedies occurred. But I don’t see how exploiting pieces of war history for the sake of profit does justice to the war [...]

An Introduction to Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a bit of a shock to the system. Whether the city is your first destination, or you’ve just arrived from Mui Ne or Dalat, HCMC is an affront to the senses. It is loud, noisy, smelly, and just generally overwhelming. Like everywhere else in Vietnam, people can be a [...]

Dalat is Distinctly Different

***I apparently love alliterations. Technically, between Hoi An and Dalat, there was a stop in Nha Trang. But Nha Trang did nothing for me. I spent two nights there and this was exactly what happened. Day 1: arrive at 8am on night bus, get to hotel, have six hour nap until 4pm, eat dinner, watch [...]

Red Bridge Cooking School in Hoi An

I knew that I wanted to do cooking school in Vietnam. It was one of those must-dos that had to be checked off the list. I kind of love Vietnamese food. Whether it’s pho bo (my all time favourite meal in South East Asia so far), the fried rice pancakes in Hue, or the chili [...]

A Favourite Photo: Bicycles in Hoi An

I sucked at Photo of the Week. So I’m just going to post my favourite photos of my trip whenever I feel like it. Here’s the first one: Tweet This Post

Marble Mountains (that pretty much summarizes it)

Here’s the thing about religion in Vietnam: there’s a shocking amount of Christianity. Before I got to South East Asia, I expected every country to be teeming with monks in saffron robes. That wasn’t the case in Vietnam. There are lots of churches and cathedrals, but few monks and temples. But the Marble Mountains are [...]

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