Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category

Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

In spite of spending over three weeks in Vietnam I can’t say I saw much of it, because most of my time was spent in a couple very touristy areas: Hoi An and the backpacker area of Saigon. So it wasn’t until I did a couple day trips outside of Saigon that I caught a glimpse of the real Vietnam, which I loved.

Photo: Can Tho Photo: Mekong Delta Photo: Mekong Delta Photo: Kid with hat


Misc fun in Saigon

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Since most of my time in Saigon was spent working (or trying to) I don’t have much to write about, but did have a bit of fun here and there.


Struggling to work in Saigon

Monday, January 15th, 2007

After taking a couple weeks off from work in December, I planned to spend the first week or two in January getting caught up on work in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I found a hotel in the backpacker district for only $12 USD/night including TV, a/c, wireless internet and breakfast. That’s less than half my rent at home.


Five days in Hoi An

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

I spent five fun and relaxing days in Hoi An from Dec 24-29. The days were spent wandering around taking pictures while snacking on various mysterious but good and super cheap street food, eating excellent meals with friends, and playing pool until the wee hours of the morning.

Photo: Cute kid Photo: Market Photo: Hoi An Photo: Gold teeth


Merry Christmas from Hoi An, Vietnam

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Yesterday I met up with Roger and Marjorie in Hoi An. We did some sightseeing during the day, had some very tasty pho, a round of 21 cent beers and some really good spring rolls for a snack, then we splurged and had an excellent 5-course meal for our Christmas eve dinner. ($6.50 CAD)

Photo: Little Santas Photo: Cafe des Amis Photo: Gerald at dinner


Night in Hanoi, Vietnam

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I arrived in Hanoi around 8:30 last night, the start of 3-4 weeks or so in Vietnam. I’m really excited to be here. (mmm, Vietnamese food!)