27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

3 02, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact on the Anti-War Movement in the 1960's and 70's and continues to speak out against [...]

27 07, 2009

From Nha Trang to the Ba Ho Waterfalls

By | July 27th, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|

Another remarkable day in Nha Trang Beach. Today, a dozen of us backpackers and expats rode on motorbikes from Nha Trang Beach to the Ba Ho Waterfalls. Last night, we all met at Guava club and took it easy with just a few drinks. It's like Cheers here where everybody knows your name! And the drinks [...]

26 07, 2009

Motorbiking up the coast for Seafood

By | July 26th, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|

You could really live like a king in these countries. It's a temporary skewed thought, relative to perspective (and space). I hear the average income over here is about 100-200$. Although it is run by a Communist government, Capitalism is on the rise and there seems like much room for growth.. more than Cambodia and Burma [...]

25 07, 2009

Meeting Expats in Nga Trang Beach

By | July 25th, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk around the beach, and found a cafe to read a bit and have a coffee. LOVE the Vietnamese Coffee! They're so tasty and strong, with a drop of condensed milk. Yummy, and gets me at the perfect high. We went to the Rainbow Bar, where I was the night [...]

23 07, 2009

Nightlife in Nha Trang Beach

By | July 23rd, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|

I finally feel relaxed. This will be my vacation from my vacation the last few days. Nga Trang beach is a Beach town. It reminds me of Vietnam's version of Santa Monica. A very city-like, so it's not a beach like Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Or the Southern Thai beaches we were at where they were secluded [...]

23 07, 2009

Dalat, Vietnam: The Vietnamese Honeymoon

By | July 23rd, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|

We toured Dalat, Vietnam today which is a little town the French transformed years ago into their own little getaway. Call it the little Paris. Dalat is a very clean, pretty, simple colonial town. Hilly, wide and clean streets that reminded me of Berkeley. Dalat is a small town of peace & tranquility, a relief [...]

22 07, 2009

Cu-chi Tunnels, Vietnam War Museum

By | July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Vietnam|Tags: , |

                            Today we met in front of the hotel at 7 for the half day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels dug in the 1960s by the Vietnamese to hide from the US Soldiers during the Vietnam War. The tunnels [...]

22 07, 2009

Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City

By | July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Cambodia, Vietnam|

In one Peace! Since the last post. We met the 4 awesome new friends we met while boating to dinner at our hotel. The BBQ special where you pick your own meat. I got the Squid again, YUMM, and we had a few beers. They were 2 guys from England who were school teachers traveling [...]