Indochina Adventure (Final Part)– Poisoned in Phu Quoc

Beach in beautiful Phu Quoc

This peaceful tropical paradise, floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City. Continue reading

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Indochina Adventure (Part 10) – The Temples of Angkor Wat

The famous temple of Angkor Wat

Flying into Cambodia I was excited at the prospect of a new phase of this grand Indochina adventure being upon us. I had wanted to visit the Temples of Angkor Wat ever since I had read about them in a ‘Lost Civilisations’ graphical history book way back in the mists of time when I was a gangly and spotty teenager. At the time Indiana Jones was the current smash hit running high at the movies and all things ancient exploration seemed to be in fashion and the flavour of the month. Continue reading

Indochina Adventure (Part 9) – Down the Cu Chi Tunnels

My brother-in-law Paul trying a tunnel for size!

After a great day exploring up the Mekong Delta for today we had opted to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Cu Chi played host to 18,000 guerillas during The Vietnam War and they waged a hit and run war against American forces from the 125 miles of hand-dug passageways. Today parts of this tunnel network have been opened up to the public giving a glimpse of what life must have been like for those living through this period in history. Continue reading

Indochina Adventure (Part 8) – Up the Mekong Delta

A traffic-jam of Sampans along The Mekong Delta

When visiting Vietnam there are certain musts and a trip to The Mekong Delta is one of them!

Now back in Saigon having flown south from the dreary and wet north central area we were more than ready for a hot and sultry trip by boat up this famous river delta. Continue reading