Category Archives: Viet Nam

First Alan; Then POTUS

“To travel is to take a journey into oneself”   Danny Kaye   [This is a picture I took during early fall, 2011, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Three years later, my wife had it enlarged and framed, and gave it … Continue reading

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An Indescribable, Fanciful Scene…

Leaving the majestic mountains of Sapa I surmised anywhere else we visited in Vietnam would be hard pressed to be comparable, let alone excede in beauty; but I was being set up for a big surprise because my traveling partners … Continue reading

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I’m A Sap For Sapa (And You Would Be Too)

After the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, the three excited travelers boarded an overnight train heading northwest for the town of Lao Cai where we would be met and transported by car to our destination of Sapa, famous for both … Continue reading

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Vietnam – First Stop, Hanoi

After two weeks in Bangkok dedicated to the initial healing period post surgery, it was time to move on to the other main event of the trip…flying to Vietnam, meeting up with Peg’s sister Barbara and spending three weeks touring … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Prologue

In 1967, the year I was drafted into the US Army, Matin Luther King called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world”, encouraged draft evasion and suggested a merger between antiwar and civil rights groups. We … Continue reading

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Two Things Hard To Get: A Smile From a Communist Government Worker and Internet Connection In SE Asia

Greetings from Energetic Hanoi …And Picturesque Halong Bay… …And the Ancient Capital Hue… Today we visited Vietnam’s 12th Emporer’s Tomb and part of the ancient lore was that Buddha sucessfully converted assorted bad men to a protection squad, so to … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Post This If I Want To

Chúc mừng sinh nhật to me, Chúc mừng sinh nhật to me…Chúc mừng sinh nhật dear myself, Chúc mừng sinh nhật to me!!

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