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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam

5 Things Travelers Should Know About Vietnam

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What happens to those travel stories that you don’t write about?

When posting my main travel stories, I realize there are many others which get lost in the shuffle. Unfortunately, sometimes there’s just no place for them in a flow of writing. So what do you do when you come to those moments which feel seemingly sentimental yet brief?

November 1, 2010 5
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5 Risky Things to Do if you’re Solo in Vietnam

You don’t have skydive out of a plane in order to be a daredevil. You don’t have to eat strange bugs or worms to be an adventurist. Sometimes, adventure and danger can fit into the simplest things; and if you’re a solo traveler, occasionally it’s the simplest things that can feel the most dangerous!

October 24, 2010 19
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Video: How nuts is Motorcycle Mayhem in Vietnam?

Video of collage of motorcycle madness in Vietnam: “Just how crazy is motorcycle culture in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)? It’s insane! In HCMC the two-wheeled chariot populates roughly 90% of the roadway (highways included). Thus, the Vietnamese are as comfortable on their motorbikes, the way L.A. drivers are in their sunglasses and cars!

October 23, 2010 2
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Floating markets and traffic on the Mekong Delta

By 10AM, we were at the Cai Rang Floating Marketplace (open 5A-11A), one of the most heralded markets in the Delta region. Boat traffic. Murky waters. The activities of boats and local merchants, selling produce was already underway. [More…]

August 31, 2010 6
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A tour of the Mekong Delta (Part I)

I did a 2 day-1 night tour of the Mekong Delta with Delta Adventures… $19! (couldn’t you just cry?) No shocking travel stories or freakouts, all went smooth. When you’re on a tour, everything is controlled by the itinerary. If you’re like me, the only thing you’ll wrestle with that an itinerary doesn’t always allow as much free time to explore a place a bit as you’d like. And with life in the Delta revolving around rice, river channels and river commerce, you’d need time to see what makes these people tick! …if you were me.

August 28, 2010 6
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Photo Essay: Saigon’s Photogenic Nights

HCMC is beautiful at night and can be very photogenic. Everything is either lit with a neon glow or fine with being shrouded in darkness. The Vietnamese don’t mind… it’s all good. It’s like mood lighting…

August 26, 2010 4
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Motorcycle mayhem in Saigon City

Just how crazy is motorcycle culture in HCMC? It’s insane! In HCMC the two-wheeled chariot populates roughly 90% of the roadway (highways included). Thus, the Vietnamese are as comfortable on their motorbikes, the way L.A. folks are in their cars. In fact, the motorbike is the family station wagon in Vietnam. Motorcycle garages …

August 25, 2010 3
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Xin Chao, Saigon! You remind me of Korea.

Vietnamese motorbikes here aren’t loud, but several of them ripping through the streets in evenly-paced intervals, can equivocate a handful of Harleys. A motor stampede. I awoke from my sleep because my cavernous room echoed thunderous vibrations. That’s what you get from a room with a front row seat…

August 23, 2010 7
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