Paul Kan’s Asia Journal #4: Apr. 14-May 3, Vietnam, Part II – Vietnam

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Fifty years of warfare have not been able to steal away or destroy the beauty of Vietnam or its people.

Travels without a Plan #22

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Vietnam – Home of a Million Organised Tours Sometimes you have to get away from the hawkers, taxi drivers and postcard sellers that swarm the the streets of Vietnam. I’m starting to see what other backpackers meant when they say that the locals only see you as a walking dollar sign. The best bit of […]

South East Asia on a Hamstring – February 27

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Hanoi, Vietnam – February 27, 2000 I slept in and enjoyed my last few hours of a single room. Wendy’s trip was over and today we got a new group and a new leader and I was to switch rooms and share with Lochie for the next ten nights. Our new leader was as of […]

South East Asia on a Hamstring – February 25

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February 25, 2000 Blaring propaganda woke me up at 6am. That’s the downside of sleeping near a border post. I wandered down to the shared bathroom in my t-shirt and shorts, hoping to avoid the family. Shorts are offensive to Laotians – they just don’t wear them. The night watchman lifted his head up and […]