Category: Vietnam

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Up Close and Personal: Vietnam

Creating this blog has made me think about all the awesome, memorable times I've had on my travels.  My favorite experiences are always mingling with locals and my experience with animals (riding elephants, laying with tigers, feeding wild monkeys, holding snakes, etc.).

One of my favorite memories is when I was in Hoi An, Vietnam.  Every day I would take a motorbike to Cua Dai Beach and chill.  It was low

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Saigon & Mekong Delta

The most memorable part of Saigon for me is the traffic... imagine trying to cross a road with 15 motorbikes in a row traveling one direction, and another 15 forming a row going the other direction.  If I wasn't hiding behind locals, I waited for 20, 30 minutes and held my breath while crossing, too afraid to look

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Hue & Hoi An

After taking a night bus from Vientiane in Laos to Savannakhet, then waiting at the bus stop for 6 hours in a state of delirium, I pushed on for another 8-hr bus ride to Hue.  Hue is a pretty city, with the Perfume River flowing through it.  The locals are friendly and talkative, and if you walk outside the main tourist area, the locals stare at you wondering if you're