Taking Aim with an AK47

A day trip from Ho Chi Min city took us to thick jungle and the Cu Chi tunnels, home of the Viet Cong base during the Vietnam war. The tunnels themselves are an intricate network of tiny underground passageways covering over 250km, and an integral part of winning the war. After watching an informational video, trying

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5 Ways to Enjoy Hoi An

After another long train journey, I found myself in rainy but picturesque Hoi An. The city has a great vibe, a lively waterfront and some great people watching. With over 2000 years of history, Hoi An has much to see but it is most well known for its tailoring, so every other shop was lined

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Visiting Ancient Hue

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil ruins. The beautiful Perfume River runs through the city, separating the Old town and the New town. We spent the rainy afternoon touring through the ancient Citadel, visiting tombs and

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3 Things to See in Hanoi

It was an incredibly long flight through Canada, to South Korea, then to Vietnam, but I made it in one piece. After a near-missed connecting flight I was on edge but managed to get to my hotel in the center of Hanoi at just around midnight. Hanoi is mind-numbing at first, with about a million

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