Foto Friday – Waiting for a ferry – Mekong Delta

Waiting for a ferry - Mekong Delta

Some locals wait on a small pier jutting out from an island on the Mekong River with bicycles for a ferry boat to pick them up and take them across to the mainland.

I like snapping candid shots of normal life while travelling around the world that would be anything but normal taken in the context of my life back in London.

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A Year of Travel and Adventure 2012

Well, as we turn the corner into 2013 I always find that it’s a good time to look back over the previous year and have a retrospect look at the places visited and the adventures experienced along the way and throughout the year in general.

Initially I felt that the year had been a bit of a washout as a combination of illness and ill weather seemed to conspire at every corner to thwart all my best laid plans. But with hindsight it seems that Continue reading “A Year of Travel and Adventure 2012”

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 9) – Down the Cu Chi Tunnels”

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”