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 “Indochina Adventure (Final Part)– Poisoned in Phu Quoc”

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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 “Indochina Adventure (Part 8) – Up the Mekong Delta”

Indochina Adventure (Part 4) – Riding The Reunification Express

The Reunification Express

Sitting at a sweltering Saigon railway station sweating profusely under the noisy rotating ceiling fans I began to doubt my sanity for the first time on this trip.

I had dragged all my travel companions along with me on this little venture of mine, this personal quest to travel through the night on a famed sleeper train, north across the vast landscapes of Vietnam to the old and ancient royal capital of Hué. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 4) – Riding The Reunification Express”

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”