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Hoi An

We spent three nights in Hoi An, a beautiful old town about halfway up the coast of Vietnam.  It was low tourist season, and the quiet streets were so restful after the constant buzz of Saigon.  Hoi An is located on the river Thu Bon… Read More

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Chaos, beauty, glory (Saigon)

We knew within 2-3 hours that we loved Saigon.  Like any big city in Asia, there is a certain degree of chaos that comes from the intensity of concentrated humanity.  Saigon is a very modern city, and it’s buzzing with activity.  The traffic, particularly, seems… Read More

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That was Battambang

If Siem Reap is touristy, then Battambang is its antithesis.  Cambodia’s second largest city (around 250,000 residents) is quiet, laid back, and has the feel of a small provincial town.  The local economy is structured around rice, oranges and other food crops, and tourists are… Read More