The Ho Chi Minh Trail (Near Laotian Border, Vietnam)

From Kom Tum I traveled to Nham Duc, 150 km north and within a day’s ride of the ancient trading town of Hoi An.  I had crossed more than half of the distance to civilization, but I was still deep in the jungle near the Laos border and the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I left … Continue reading

Swingin’ Through Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Saigon – Economic powerhouse – The Vietnamese work ethic – Regional differences – The American War – “Motorcycle for Sale”… I entered Saigon by bus, snuck past the motorcycle taxis and tuk tuk drivers, and caught a local bus to the center of town.  I passed through the sprawling city into its center and jumped … Continue reading