Tag Archives: Vietnam

Running Around the Islands

You have to love a long weekend run when you can run for marathon length distances in record time! This was in the Gulf of Siam headed from Thailand to Vietnam. Running around the world is always fun.  Some of … Continue reading

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The Port of Phu My Vietnam

We had a fun day exploring Saigon from a different point of view today. Very thankful for the $8 2 GB data SIM card. 🤡 It was a delight to explore the city as a local and not as a … Continue reading

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Lunch in Saigon 

Oh yes, the traffic is based on waves of motor scooters, but if you have a good local guide, you can walk to almost every place you need to go. We took a stroll through the local market around lunch … Continue reading

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The VietCong Tunnels of Cu Chi

I must admit, the private tour of Cu Chi, which was one of the largest and most complex VietCong strongholds near Saigon was the best explanation and understanding of the battles between the US military (and the ARVN) against the … Continue reading

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Exploring Saigon

Today, we got off the river and headed to Saigon. I can say that there is a night and day difference between the north (Hanoi) and the south (Saigon). Saigon has far less pollution, crumbling infrastructure, and is clearly much … Continue reading

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The Markets of South Vietnam

It was certainly interesting to check out the local markets here. They sell everything and this is the daily life for most people in the area. The fisherman and farmers catch the fish and harvest the fruits and vegetables and … Continue reading

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Waterfront Industries in Vietnam

As we headed down south along the Mekong River, we stopped a few places to see how people live and work in the river communities in Vietnam. We first stopped at Tan Chau.  They had to build up the banks … Continue reading

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Life Along the Mekong River

Before we headed down the Mekong River on a passenger riverboat, we got to explore around the Kampong Cham area a little more and then later on down the river. The old hard thing is it takes so long to … Continue reading

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Halong Bay

Today, we took a bus out to Halong Bay. It is only about ~170 kilometers away, but because of the limited infrastructure and traffic, it was a 4 hour journey. Interesting tidbit: the minimum wage in Vietnam is $150 a … Continue reading

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Famous Sites in Hanoi (Part II)

The past 2 days, we have been fortunate to have stayed in the famous Sofitel Metropole Hotel here in Hanoi. It has an enormous history over the past ~110 years and it is the choice of many guests…from Presidents from … Continue reading

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