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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

No Boom Boom For Jeff


Ha Long Bay

“So how do you feel about a massage tonight?  The Vietnamese are supposed to give the best massages in world,” pontificates  Stan as our boat pulls into a little harbor in near Cat Ba island.  Stan is our little tour’s expert on everything – I try to avoid him as much as possible but a massage sounds like a good idea. The boat tour of Ha long Bay and overnight stay at Cat Ba Island are “must do’s” for anyone visiting Vietnam.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Good Morning Vietnam!

About eight years ago I paid a visit to Vietnam.  I was there for nearly a month and travelled from Sapa on the northern border with China to to the remote Con Dao Islands in the South China Seas.  Here are the high (and low) points of that trip.

May 26 , 2007
If this is Vietnam, why doesn’t anyone here speak Vietnamese??   My plane arrived on time, getting through customs was a breeze, and sure enough there was a Vietnamese guy holding a sign with my name on it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Is Kenya Safe? Maybe not.

Is Kenya safe?  When I started this blog chapter a few weeks ago I thought so.  Not so much now since Al Shabaab's recent attack on the University and promising more. 
If you're wanting to experience East Africa and travel on safari I'd recommend thinking about Tanzania which seems a lot safer now.

Later this week I move on to Vietnam.  Who would have thought if you could go back in time 50 years that you'd be telling someone that Vietnam's a safe place to visit!

More in a few days

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