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On this blog you can read (if you can decipher my use of the English language, spelling inconsistencies, typing unpredictability and all around lack of proofreading) about my adventures to, from and throughout Vietnam, as well as seeing photos and videos of people and places I visit along the way.
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Monthly Archives: November 2013
11:45 Sunday night November 24th – After over 30 hours of travel (Pattaya – Bangkok – Hong Kong – Shanghai – Chicago – Boston – Norfolk) and watching the patriots win in overtime, I realized that I had left my … Continue reading
Offshore there are several islands named “Near Islands”, “Far Islands” and “Coral Island” named for touristic that can’t master the local language, unlike me. Near Island was accessible by ferry taking about 45 minutes that is unless it sinks, like … Continue reading
I started my day on Pattaya Beach, a busy, crowded beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach bars skinny but stretching over 2 miles. My hotel is just across the street “Beach Road” that runs parallel to the beachfront, … Continue reading
After another flight and another story, let’s just say I didn’t book a fight beforehand and had a little problem getting out of Chiang Mai. I finally landed in Bangkok and jumped into a taxi for the 2 hour drive … Continue reading
I spent lots of time simply wandering through the streets of the old city, a square section with an actual moat running all the way around, but no real walls to speak of. Compare to Bangkok’s 9 million people this … Continue reading
A 45 minute ride through the city, up a winding road and then 300 steps (way to many for this 50-year-old to climb) and I was on a mountainside perch overlooking the City of Chiang Mai from the temple of … Continue reading
Another trip next to the Long Neck people are the Long ear people, not kidding….