Saigon – Celebrating the Year of the Dog

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Saigon is Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Tết , or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a […]

Vietnam – Drowning under its own Trash

Vietnam , Drowning Under Its Own Trash The Travelling Daddy Mountains of Waste

Vietnam is a country of scenic beauty, the friendliness of the people reflects the calmness and serenety of the nature.

There is a sense of […]

HaLong Bay – the Descending Dragon

HaLong Bay – The Descending Dragon

The Travelling Daddy HaLong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The bay derives its name from the legend of the dragon that landed here and helped the vietnamese defend their country. […]

The Mighty Mekong and its People

Mekong River - Evil Eyed Boat

The Travelling Daddy on The Mighty Mekong

The Mekong river is one of the worlds largest waterways.

From its sources in the Lasagongma Spring in the plateaus of Tibet and flows about 4,350 km through  Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before it splits into a vast […]

Hanoi – a not very shining place

Reading up on your holiday-destinations can sometimes be a good idea. Or at least, so I thought.

Any presentation of Vietnams capital included images of a nice, tranquil city with bright colours and a lush vegetation.

I know […]

Vietnam – a journey through time

For those of us who were young in the 60’s and 70’s the names; Vietnam, NLF, Saigon, Hanoi all symbolized what we believed in. It was the big, bad USA oppressing a small but proud people. It was David’s fight […]

A brief note on the Vietnamese language

Vietnamese sign

 

Reading signs and posters in Vietnamese*.

One of the greatest challenges facing you when travelling in this sphere of Chinese influence, is to be able to retrieve information from signs and posters, to the untrained eye […]

Vietnam, Phan Thiet street life

Visiting the town of Phan Thiet The town of Phan Thiet is a charming town, it’s crowded and seems chaotic, just like any small (or large) Asian town. There are people everywhere, all smiling.

 

Family Dinner in Phan Thiet […]

Vietnam – Saigon to MuiNé by car!

 

Ho Chi Minh airport is not very big but it looks quite new. It is very efficient and within minutes we have our luggage, pass customs and find ourselves outside the terminal. A surprise; a man wearing a t-shirt […]

Good Morning Vietnam…and Good Morning MuiNé SailingClub

 

…and a good morning it is, at the MuiNé Sailing Club!

I’m the first one to crawl out from under the mosquito net – the shower is every bit as impressive as it was when we arrived late last […]