Category Archives: Vietnam

Sunsets Around the World

This is supposed to be an irreverent travel blog. However, I find it hard to be irreverent about a sunset. Before I started blogging, or carrying a digital camera, I watched sunsets from places such as the Altiplano of Bolivia. The North Slope of Alaska. Maui. Santa Monica. Bocas Del Toro. From a sail boat in the middle of the Caribbean. […]

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Mekong Delta

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First, if you opened this in email or from Facebook, both feeds distort the formatting. So click on the title to get it right.  Also that way  I get to count you in my daily tally.  While you are there, please subscribe. It is easy and free!  Thank you. Our last tour day in VN was reserved for a trip […]

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A Place Where Victor Hugo is a Saint

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Before I start this blog, I need to tell you that I THINK I have changed the way this goes out to my readers. You will now need to click on the title to read the blog, Please do. you will get a better look  and I will know how many people read it. Thanks. There is a religion in […]

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The Tunnels of Cu Chi

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I read a book about these tunnels many years ago, and I ripped off the title. It was written by Tom Mangold and you can buy it at Amazon. So there, I really did not rip  it off. Now I am going to rip off Wikipedia. I really did know all this stuff myself but I tend to get long […]

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Saigon, oops, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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We saw HCMC on the fly. We used it as a base to visit both the tunnels of Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta. Consequently this will be a short post. We then made it over to another historical site. Thanks for reading, tell a friend. make a comment, I beg you! In fact I dare you! Next post from […]

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Hoi An Photo Class

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Ever since I bought my new Nikon I hve been yearning to learn how to use it better than I do. If you know what the acronym RTFM means, it barely applies in this case. The camera has more features than I can find time to use while travelling. I always find myself trailing my wife and our guide by […]

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Hoi An 1

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I called this post Hoi An 1. I should probably have called it Hoi an BCC (Before Camera Class) and the next post  Hoi ACC (After Camera Class). I took an excellent camera class in Hoi An and hopefully you will see a marked improvement in my photography skills in the next post. We decided to spend a day in […]

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Danang and the Marble Mountain

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This will be a short post because we briefly passed through Danang on our way to Hoi An. Hoi An will be a very long post, because we spent 4 days there enjoying a marvelous little tourist trap. We were driven from Hue to Hoi An over some mountainous roads,but mostly along the beaches. Danang  just happens to be along […]

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Hue To Go

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After Hanoi we flew Vietnam Airlines to Hue, pronounced whay. This is an absolutely beautiful city which has grown immensely and recovered and rebuilt totally after it was obliterated during the TET offensive of 1968. It is an ancient capital of central Vietnam both politically and spiritually. The city is now mainly on the western side of the Perfume River […]

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The Citadel at Hue, Vietnam

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There are so many wonderful experiences in Vietnam as a tourist these days that one could spend weeks there and never visit a war site. But I am a bit of a history buff so among many others, I was determined to visit the Citadel. In January of 1966, President Johnson met with General Westmoreland, commander of American forces in […]

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