March, 2014 Archive

One Perfect Day: Living my Top Gear Fantasy.

I feel like I’ve let you all down. I recently checked a vital option off my List for Awesome Living: motorbiking scootering the...

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Beautiful Remains: Hue’s Imperial City.

To quote Jeremy Clarkson: “To most people, Vietnam is a war, not a country.” I, on the other hand, often have trouble...

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Cycling Phong Nha’s Countryside.

Well, well, well…what a pleasant surprise all around, was Phong Nha in the central Vietnamese countryside. As mentioned in my last...

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Kayaking Fails, Mud Wrestling, and Some Rather Impressive Caves.

Well, I can’t claim my time in Phong Nha, Vietnam was anything less than eventful. I have to admit I was apprehensive at first. After...

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Beak to Feet: My Traditional Tet Homestay.

All hopes of getting to pee sometime in the next hour were quickly dashed. I’d just hopped off a four-hour bus from Hanoi to Ha Long...

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Stilettos and Suit Jackets: “Hiking” in Ha Long.

Call me critical, but I don’t know if you can call it a “hike” if you a) can justify wearing a Gucci blazer and six-inch...

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Aiming for the Mountain.

Something kind of scary happened to me the other day. Okay, so I fell down some stairs for the first time in my life. That sucked, but it...

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