““If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho Another bucket list item from the early days of planning this trip. I had heard it was not the right time to see Halong Bay and I “should come back later because there wouldn’t be much sunshine so there was no point. … Continue reading Vietnam :: Halong Bay
“I have to see everything, because if I don’t see everything I might as well go home and my life is a failure and I should just end it.” – Me At this point I was in a state of FOMO-panic so when I read about Hue’s old imperial city I decided I had to … Continue reading Vietnam :: Hue Imperial City & War Museum
“If you want to gather a lot of knowledge, act as if you are ignorant.” – Vietnamese Proverb After I had done the Tam Coc boat trip I didn’t really have anymore plans… I let Lys talk me into having her husband drive me around on his scooter all day.
“If you want to travel fast, use the old roads.” – Vietnamese Proverb A few years back I had this incredible image of a river running through intense green fields with mountains around as a desktop picture on my computer. I remember my friend Greg said “we should go there”, so for the purpose of … Continue reading Vietnam :: Tam Coc
“That’s ‘Mee Sahn’ Not like English ‘My Son’, that means ‘my little boy’. This is not a little boy, this is a sanctuary!” – Our guide “Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples are … Continue reading Vietnam :: My Son Sanctuary
“A day of travelling will bring a basketfull of learning.” – Vietnamese Proverb I knew I was going to Hanoi… So why not stop by Hoi An?
“We became so tuned up after a while that when the other person would flick an eyelid up or down, you really knew he was there, in the corner, not even hiding anymore. Just sitting and waiting. They were the ones you never killed. You just backed out and told them up above the tunnel … Continue reading Vietnam :: The Cu Chi Tunnels
“I don’t quite know what today was about, really…” – Karen I had so many things on my list for Vietnam that when they slashed 5 days off my visa I was quite annoyed, this spurred me to book Mekong Delta as soon as I arrived at my hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
“All fear has much imagination and little talent.” – Colombian proverb I like to commemorate my travel anniversary: February 26th. First year I did a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam, a bucket list item. My second year I was working in China so I didn’t get much choice (we had a night … Continue reading COLOMBIA :: GUATAPÉ & Pablo Escobar’s Bombed Out Hacienda
“When the water rises, the fish eat the ants; when the water falls, the ants eat the fish.“ – Laotian Proverb I knew I wanted to see “the Stonehenge of Asia”… Uhm… Not sure if anyone other than me calls it that, but whatever… The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape. There are … Continue reading Plain of Jars (Phonsavan, Laos)