[I originally wrote this as a guest post for a website that no longer exists. I’m republishing it to preserve one of my more interesting … Read the rest
Vietnamese Motorbikes Carrying Unbelievable Sh1t
From the moment I arrived to the day I left, I couldn’t stop oggling all the Vietnamese motorbikes carrying unbelievable shit. And you know how … Read the rest
Random Mekong Delta Photos
I know some of the people who see me often are probably tired of hearing stories about Vietnam. I packed a huge amount of fun … Read the rest
Halong Bay: Why You Shouldn’t Go – and Why You Should
Halong Bay isn’t quite Lake-Havasu-On-Spring-Break crowded. But it’s not far off.
By nightfall of our first day, we’re anchored among hundreds of other boats holding … Read the rest
Best Hotel in Hanoi”
I can’t tell you that the Rendezvous Hotel is the best hotel in Hanoi. It’s the only one I stayed at. So I truly don’t … Read the rest
So You’re Traveling to Vietnam” Some Straight Truth
So you’re traveling to Vietnam. You have your guidebooks. You’ve read the posts on the big travel blogs. Let me give you a reality … Read the rest
What NOT to Do With an Expired Passport
Shortly before the government shutdown in October, I realized my passport would expire just days before we left for Vietnam. I filled out the … Read the rest
A Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels
Plenty of writers like to call the Cu Chi Tunnels an underground city. But that’s just a facile throwaway phrase that trivializes nearly every aspect … Read the rest
Thoughts on the North-South Divide in Vietnam
Ask people in Ho Chi Minh City, and they’ll sing you the same song about Hanoi in a multitude of keys and time signatures.
“Hanoi … Read the rest
Humanity Versus Hostility – Thoughts from a Jam-Packed Asian City
It’s a head-on collision in the making. Two fast-moving motorbikes, a mountainous road slick with rain.
The riders see each other at the last second. … Read the rest
Examining the Hind End of Vietnamese Cuisine
I never really meant to start something called Poop Chute Theatre. It just came to life on its own. I trace its birth to a … Read the rest
Travel in Vietnam – A Few Quick Thoughts
It’s been one week since I’ve returned from a two-week trip to Vietnam. Over the next few months, I’ll have a lot to share with … Read the rest
How I Found Good Flight Deals to Vietnam
I haven’t said much about my latest upcoming trip. So here’s the news: This time, we’re headed to Vietnam. It will be our first time … Read the rest
Arizona Mountain Bike Racer’s Hanoi Bike Tour
Rich Maines is one of the faster mountain bike racers in Arizona. The guy absolutely flies on a singlespeed.
Even better, Rich makes a strong … Read the rest