A Story About Human Trafficking

A story of human trafficking – Ben Randall, a traveling photographer who lived in Vietnam, talks about his friend “M”, who was kidnapped from Vietnam. She is believed to be a victim of human trafficking and was most likely sold to be a wife or prostitute in China. Find out how you can raise awareness about human trafficking. Continue Reading →

Travel Vietnam: Mai Chao Village

This guest post was written by Stephanie Long. From the top of the hill, Mai Chao looks like the Vietnam I’ve always imagined: rice paddies and small huts, nestled in a valley in the midst of sharp mountains. After a chaotic week in Hanoi, I was craving a trip to rural Vietnam. Too short on time to make the popular trip to Sapa, I had followed a friend’s recommendation and booked a tour to the nearby village of Mai Chao Continue Reading →

Hang Song Sot Cave Exploring in Northern Vietnam

A magical travel moment:  A pure beam of white light appeared before our eyes in the dim darkness of Hang Sung Sot, a vast mountain cave that winds its way through a few immense chambers before exiting out onto a narrow walkway that lends an unprecedented view of Halong Bay. Hang Song Sot (Surprising Cave) in Halong Bay, Vietnam lives up to its name of being the biggest, the most popular and most beautiful cave system to wander through in Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnel System

One special area just outside of Ho Chi Minh City played an extraordinary part in Vietnamese history just over 35 years ago. John and I are both interested in the history of the Vietnam War, so a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel system, Ben Duoc Tunnel has been on both our bucket lists for some time now. Located 70km North-West of Ho Chi Minh City, this unique architectural structure forms a system of underground tunnels spanning over 200km in length. Continue Reading →

Bus Scams in Chau Doc, Vietnam

Making our way into Vietnam from Cambodia was not as easy as we thought it would be. We expected to find taxis once we had made our way across the Vietnamese border. Instead, we found half a dozen motorbike drivers lounging in the shade of a giant tree. We took one look at them and knew we were going to get gouged. There wasn’t another soul in sight. We were already marked for the day. They wanted $16 US to Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: Elephant Fish for the Bushman

We tried this tasty local Vietnamese delicacy in a small village along the Mekong Delta. It’s known as Elephant Fish. This post is in response to the Bushman’s post on Tonight at Sushi Express. Dear readers, if you’re at all interested in international food, be sure to check out the Bushman’s blog. Amazing recipes. Eye-catching photos and if you’re in the area, I can guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms for an impromptu grill party.