Indochina Adventure (Part 3) – Re-educated by Team America!

Reunification Palace Saigon

Re-education may refer to: A euphemism for Brainwashing, efforts aimed at instilling certain beliefs in people against their will; (trại học tập cải tạo) is the official title given to the prison camps operated by the government of Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War for this purpose.

Wow, that’s a very profound way to start a travel blog entry I hear you say,  Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 3) – Re-educated by Team America!”

Indochina Adventure (Part 2) – The Emperor’s Pagoda

Dodging mopeds and bikes in Saigon

With a couple of days downtime in Saigon before catching the train north to Hué it was time to venture out into the city and soak up some of the culture and sights that this famous city had to offer. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 2) – The Emperor’s Pagoda”

Indochina Adventure (Part 1) – It’s hot, damn hot!

Saigon at night

It’s Boxing Day in the UK and its cold outside but I’m heading towards Heathrow airport for a flight to Hong Kong. I’m going to Hong Kong as it’s far cheaper than flying direct to Saigon, but at this moment in time I’m wishing I wasn’t such a tight-arse with a worrying total travel time that is going to be somewhere in the region of eighteen plus hours. But alas the dye is cut as they say and I’m now stuck with the journey come hell or high water, it’s eighteen hours like it or lump it! Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 1) – It’s hot, damn hot!”

Indochina Adventure

For the next three weeks I will be travelling around what was once referred to in days gone by as Indochina! During the trip I will be employing many fantastical modes of transport including: planes, trains, automobiles, boats, bicycles, sampans and rickety old rickshaws. My travel adventure will take me to Old Saigon, Imperial Hue, Ancient Hoi An, and the Enigmatic Angkor Wat amongst many other exotic and mystical destinations.

Do please come along for the ride!