A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

This post could as easily be called, “An Ode to Vietnamese Food”, as my love for Vietnam's cuisine knows few bounds. Admittedly, I'm not that well-versed in Vietnamese cuisine. While I spent a month in Vietnam indulging in every speciality I could find I...
A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

Across Saigon, you'll see ads for Mekong Delta tours splashed across shop-fronts, especially in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker district. And after hiring a guide for the Cu Chi Tunnels, canyoning and motorbiking, I decided to venture to Vietnam's “rice...
Falling Hard for Saigon

Falling Hard for Saigon

They say Vietnam is a love it or hate it country- and its largest city, Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City, depending on whom you ask), is a city that falls into the same dichotomy. Well after a month in Vietnam, and nearly two weeks spent in Saigon alone, I firmly fall onto...
Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 2

Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 2

I awoke on our second day of our Vietnam Easy Riders tour a bit weary from our late-night karaoke but ready for the  road ahead. Our second day of the trip would take us from the pine-covered hills of the Central Highlands to the seaside city of Mui Ne. Noodles for...
Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 1

Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 1

When a Dutch stranger asks you if you'd like to drive across Vietnam on a motorcycle with him, what is the correct answer? Well for me, it was yes, see you tomorrow at nine a.m. Our Easy Riders tour of Vietnam began in the lovely, mountain-nestled city of Dalat. Our...
And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam

And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam

If anything, at the end of this Asia trip I will be able to say that this continent has changed me. I'm not certain of much at present, but I know that I will be a different person when I leave Asia than when I arrived- hopefully a slightly older, more balanced, more...