Deep in the Flow – Tam Coc, Vietnam

November 25-27, 2015 Everyone recognizes the incredibly picturesque karsts of Halong Bay... those limestone peaks that jut skyward from the water creating a landscape unlike any other... and like the millions of other tourists, I wanted in on that beauty. But my aversion toward crowds led me to do some research, and upon careful consideration … Continue reading Deep in the Flow – Tam Coc, Vietnam

Charmed, I’m Sure – Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the eclectic, erratic and utterly delightful capitol of Vietnam, representing the perfect juxtaposition of urban, modern life and old world tradition. It is a place of utter chaos that has found a symbiotic groove in which the old world ways interface fluidly with contemporary lifestyles... and the result is absolutely charming. The way … Continue reading Charmed, I’m Sure – Hanoi, Vietnam

Chillin Near China – Northern Vietnam

November 22-24, 2015 As is my prevailing penchant, I wanted to venture far off the beaten path for some of my time in northern Vietnam, and so hired a guide for three days to travel north from Hanoi through the mountainous region of Ba Be Lake and Cao Bang, going as far as the border of … Continue reading Chillin Near China – Northern Vietnam

Layers of Green – Cu Nam Village, Vietnam

November 17-19, 2015 Early morning, as the sun begins to shine brightly on the nearby fields, the distant mountains are still unseeable. The long planted plains stretch out toward the west into a bank of low lying mist that billows up to become thick, dark cloud, creating an early day contrast against the bright sun … Continue reading Layers of Green – Cu Nam Village, Vietnam

Into the Earth – Phong Nha, Vietnam

November 17-19, 2015 The story is, that in 2005 a local villager, in search of water, happened by a hidden opening in the limestone mountain high up in the hills of what is Phong Nha National Park, situated in the mid-section of Vietnam separating the north and the south. He walked by the unseen cave … Continue reading Into the Earth – Phong Nha, Vietnam

Island Life – Phu Quoc, Vietnam

November 10-12, 2015 The 24 hours preceding our arrival on Phu Quoc Island was about as draining as travel can be... an 11 hour, mostly sleepless, overnight bus ride followed by three consecutive flights across three different countries. The salt on this exhausting travel wound was the final ride from the airport, the last half … Continue reading Island Life – Phu Quoc, Vietnam