None For the Angry One

After a long day of getting ripped off, being given wrong information, and not being able to find a hotel, we were done with Mu Nei, but when Mom saw a picture of a guy going down a sand dune on a plastic sled, she said that it might be worth staying for. So Dad…

The Great Deception aka The Rolling Roach Motel

I recently read a travelblog of a couple who said the thing they disliked most about Vietnam was the feeling they were constantly being taken advantage of. This is true not just here but in many of the places we’ve traveled. Locals feel we are wealthy and therefore obligated to overpay. Vietnam officially got rid…

Slowing down, taking pictures

There is a charming little town in the middle of Vietnam that entrances all those who visit it. The people are charming, the inexpensive food exquisite, and the scenery enchanting. You relax and savor it all, while magical little tailors create an entirely new wardrobe for you and your family for next to nothing. Well,…

The Rolling Sauna

Here we could view parts of the Ho Chi Minh trail, go underground and see the tunnels where an average Vietnamese citizen would have lived during the turbulent times, to the river that separated the two countries, and an old battlefield. It seemed like it would be an interesting opportunity to view some parts of the country that had once been a war-zone and a good chance to catch up on some Vietnamese history…. I entered into a brief sleep with the aid of my iPod but this didn’t last long. We stopped at a bridge with a small monument to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, I won’t write too much about the following since my mom already covered it in her post…. The man gave Kieran and Asher their sticks back, which of course they couldn’t take on the bus, that of course initiated a fight between them and our parents.