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Discover Vietnam – Meeting the locals in Nha Trang

Discover Vietnam – Meeting the locals in Nha Trang

Discover Vietnam – Meeting the locals in Nha Trang By Jean Wethmar I am in Nha Trang, a beautiful seaside town just a one-hour short flight from Saigon. I see the locals all gathering to exercise – walk, talk, swim, Tai Chi. The locals are all so very friendly. Just as well I had grabbed […]

Discover Nha Trang – The Mediterranean of Vietnam

Discover Nha Trang – The Mediterranean of Vietnam

Discover Nha Trang – The Mediterranean of Vietnam By Jean Wethmar We’re traveling north on our voyage of Vietnam discovery. We left Saigon after spending a few glorious days there. Next stop… Nha Trang. Nha Trang is known as the Mediterranean of Vietnam – exotic beaches, scuba diving and mild temperatures all year round. Nha […]

Discovering Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City III – Saigon

Discovering Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City III – Saigon

Discovering Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City III – Saigon By Jean Wethmar We wrap up our visit to Saigon today, we pack our bags, just to recap… our journey started in Ho Chi Minh in the south of Vietnam, and we’ll journey north ending in Hanoi. Saigon River Interesting Facts: Known in Vietnamese as Sông […]

Travel India: A Love Triangle – India’s Golden Triangle in 7 Days

Travel India: A Love Triangle – India’s Golden Triangle in 7 Days

Travel India: A Love Triangle – India’s Golden Triangle in 7 Days By Cherie Thiessen, Photos by David Dossor When you visit India, whether for a day or a year, the first thing you have to do is shake the moths out of the way you think. Everything needs to be re-defined, and isn’t that […]

Discovering Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City II – Saigon

Discovering Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City II – Saigon

Discovering Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City II – Saigon By Jean Wethmar We continue our visit in Saigon today, with shopping, food information, and hotels. A girl can’t live on Colonial Architecture alone now can she? Last time we looked at the French buildings. Today, we take a stroll down Dong Khoi Street, its […]

Discovering Vietnam – First Stop Saigon

Discovering Vietnam – First Stop Saigon

Discovering Vietnam – First Stop Saigon By Jean Wethmar Why do I love traveling so much? The sounds, smells, tastes, sights and memories linger long after the pics have dulled! My first impressions of Vietnam! I’ve just landed in Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh; the old generation still refers to her as Saigon mind […]

Travel Laos: The Budget Backpacker’s Guide to Vang Vieng

Travel Laos: The Budget Backpacker’s Guide to Vang Vieng

Travel Laos: The Budget Backpacker’s Guide to Vang Vieng Vang Vieng is a town in central Laos that has been a favourite backpacker’s destination for decades. In fact, it was adventurous backpackers themselves who first opened this destination up to the wider world. Vang Vieng was once seen as nothing more than a brief stop […]

Travel India: Kashmir Cottage in Dharamsala

Travel India: Kashmir Cottage in Dharamsala

Kashmir Cottage, contrary to what the name suggests, is located not in Kashmir but at the end of a sleepy road turning left off the main thoroughfare connecting McLeod Ganj, or Molo Ganj as it is known to the local Tibetan population, and the main town of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. The road branching off […]

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