Adventures in Caving, Part 2: Hang En

Hang En may be the greatest tease of all caves known to man. Why?  Because Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, is a mere 3 km. walk away, but you cannot go there without signing up for … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves

Part 1 of 2 on caving in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year or two, you’ve probably heard of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world.  If you’ve got … Read More

City of Thousands of Pines

Our first big destination north of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was ?à L?t, a mountain town in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and “city of thousands of pines.” After managing to skirt HCMC on our way north from the Mekong, … Read More

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Ferry

After spending almost a month in the Mekong Delta, much longer than we intended, it was time to head north for the remaining two months of our visa.  But how to get there? The straightforward route goes through Ho Chi … Read More

From Rags to (Relative) Riches

That about sums up the second leg of our Mekong journey from R?ch Giá to Phú Qu?c Island after leaving C?n Th?. R?ch Giá will not make my list of favorite places in Vietnam.  It’s a classic port town – squalid with … Read More

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