Category Archives: Vietnamese

A Book From My Last Vacation

On my last trip to Vietnam, on the last real day of being there, I toured the War Remnants Museum.  I was pretty harrowing and ….. Anyway, I ended up going to a bunch of giftshops they had set up … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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Our Last Day On The Bikes

We left the calm island paradise after fueling up on a breakfast which included my favorite Vietnamese coffee and baguette. We headed down river (upriver?) to a floating market.  We also had the chance to see some small factories/home businesses.  … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

I shouldn’t be hunting for Japanese snacks in Saigon…. but if you come across them accidentally…call that heaven, we will.

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Ferryboats and Moonshine

Our second last cycling day saw us ride 80kms in the Mekong Delta region.  Unique to any other cycling holiday I have taken–though I’ve only taken one other, was the opportunity to board two ferries to cross the river tributaries. … Continue reading

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Border Crossing

We drove to the outskirts of Phnom Penh–because cycling out of their would have been… difficult…life threatening really.  We got on our bikes and cycled 50km to the border. We said goodbye to our bikes and our Cambodian guides.  Then … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coffee Morning

There is something great about a day when I can drink my coffee slowly and reflect on the days past and the days ahead.  Today is Remembrance Day, so reflecting is definitely needed. This is so different from mornings when … Continue reading

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When the Weary Search for Food

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of food and conversation in a great setting. When I write those words, I am convinced that all of you reading this are probably nodding your heads in agreement.  You know what I am … Continue reading

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