May 09, 2011 by
Last week I was measured up, dressed up and fitted up in all sorts of garments in Hoi An. This week we move to Nha Trang.
Day 43 – 1st June 2000
We ambled around today, no real place to go, nothing much to see. Nha Trang is not the most inspiring places I’ve visited. After a ...
May 02, 2011 by
Having survived the many tailors of Hoi An, this week I continue to enjoy the laid back atmosphere.
Day 40 – 29th May 2000
For some absurd reason we decided to get up at seven today. We hired motorbikes and took a trip to the Marble Mountains. Karin and Anne had never ridden before so a quick ...
April 18, 2011 by
After visiting the scenes of horrific battles and the DMZ this week I recount a visit the sedate and charming Hoi An.
Day 37 – 26th May 2000
I’m leaving Hue today, to be honest there isn’t too much to keep me here. I was up at seven for the bus pick up at eight for four ...
April 11, 2011 by
As the journey continues, this week I’m off to Hue, DMZ, Khe Sanh and get friendly with two Norwegians.
Day 34 – 23rd May 2000
I was awoken with a start by Marty, as the train pulled into Hanoi station at around five in the morning. There was absolute bedlam outside the station, taxis, mopeds, bikes, ...
April 04, 2011 by
Welcome to another post, word for word from my diary of my 2000 backpacking adventure. This week I arrive in Sapa in North Vietnam.
Day 31 – 20th May 2000
I slept quite well considering it was a hard sleeper. Marty awoke me as we pulled into the station at around six. From Ga Lao Chi a ...
March 28, 2011 by
Last week I left Hanoi and sailed around the stunning Ha Long Bay. This week I trek in the rain!
Day 28 – 17th May 2000
These early starts will kill me, up at seven as today was trekking day. We had breakfast at the hotel then the bus picked us up to take us to the ...
March 21, 2011 by
Last week I travelled to Hanoi and discovered the difficulty in crossing the road. This week I discover how to cross the road and come face to face with a great leader.
Day 25 – 14th May 2000
Lager will be my downfall while I’m traveling. I am missing a good pint of Guinness so much. Twice ...
March 14, 2011 by
Last week I made my way from the island of Ko Samui all the way to Kanchanaburi in the North West of Thailand. In this weeks instalment I leave Thailand for Vietnam.
Day 22 – 11th May 2000
Days like today and yesterday really make you think what life is worth. I arose at nine and ...