Hanoi Vietnam – Meeting Uncle Ho

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Rate our ReviewsHanoi Vietnam…I slept so well on the sleeper train this time, it was only the shrill singing of the cleaner that woke me from a deep slumber. I sat up, knocked my head against the top bunk ceiling, and startled the cleaner. It was still dark outside; the other bunks were empty. My […]

Vietnam-the American war

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Rate our ReviewsFor many of us reading this post, the brutal war that lingered in Vietnam for two tumultuous decades (from 1955 to 1975), is what we know only as the Vietnam War. It’s what our textbooks have officially entitled it, what the multitude of movies like Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, Platoon and […]

Sapa, Vietnam- Running up stairway to heaven !

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Rate our ReviewsThe night train to Lau Cai was interesting, to say the least…It transpired my 3-night package did not give me the privilege of a sleeper carriage marked ‘T’ for ‘Tourist’ and ‘T’ for Terrific? I walked passed enviously and climbed into my own carriage with the locals. ‘L’ for ‘Local’ and ‘Limited’? So […]

Halong Bay, Vietnam – Mind Piracy

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Rate our ReviewsThe distinguishable, red flag of Vietnam fluttered with the breeze on our traditional sailing boat. We were waiting, part of a large fleet on a major expedition to find new lands. A whistle in the distance was blown, then we were off. As our boat slowly sailed towards hundreds of rock formations, I […]