Getting into Bed with Hanoi

Getting into Bed with Hanoi

By typical standards for tourists, my four-day jaunt to Hanoi from Saigon was a bust. But sometimes that’s a good thing. After five weeks on a quiet island, surrounded only by frogs, my cat, and thieves, the urban chaos of big cities in Vietnam should have made...

Vietnam in a Nutshell: Vagabonding Summary

I hate these compilation blog posts as much as you do, but every time I see how how far behind my blog is I want to shove an ink pen into my eye. My 30-day visa for Vietnam seemed to burn at both ends; such a short time is not even remotely adequate for exploring this...

Hello Saigon: First Impressions

Step 1: Stand on the very edge Step 2: Make peace with God Step 3: Close your eyes Step 4: Walk out slowly No…these aren’t the steps for a successful cliff dive. This is the sequence for something far more daunting and dangerous: crossing the street in...