Creepy, Crawly, but Culinary

Up until a few days a go had you said to me ‘eat scorpion’ I would have said no way. I’ve seen cooked insects, reptiles and the like all over Asia and thought there is no way I’m doin’ that! That was until it became a part of my job. As the Assistant Director and… Read More

Da Lat by Night

Da Lat night market is really lovely. I’ve no more suitable word to express my feeling about this charming city. In Some ways it seems to be ancient but in other ways, it also offer the beauty of modern life. The night markets are colorful, jam packed with local produce, clothes, specialties like tea, coffee,… Read More

Gian Gua relic site

In the little hamlet of Gian Gua, Phong Dien district of Can Tho city grows a tree of great significance. The Gua tree which reaches about 6 meters high with it’s roots and branches forming a matrix making it difficult to identify which ones are roots and which ones are branches. It’s estimated to be… Read More

My Favourite Ride

I have to be honest that I have a strong bias for the Mekong Delta. Perhaps it’s my upbringing on the prairies and the love for flat, wide open spaces. Don’t get me wrong, mountain views can be stunning. But, long stretches of highway and quaint country villages really get me excited. One such ride… Read More

Pictures That Tell a Story

These days it’s easy for the average traveller to get a good picture.  With all the gadgets we possess most of us manage to create images that wow our fellow trekkers and friends back home.  We’ve all got the quintessential Vietnam photographs of ladies in conical hats, Notre Dame cathedral, French colonial architecture and so… Read More

Lost in Vietnam

These days, travel is easy. Flights are cheap and, even in the remotest countries, tourist infrastructure is well established. Anyone can do it. But very few actually head off the tourist trail. You’ll meet so many travellers, clutching their guide books as if they’re bibles, heading from one ‘safe’ location to the next. And why… Read More

Remember Why You Travel

From time to time, no matter where you are in the world, people have the habit of getting frustrated or losing their cool.  Getting over charged on a taxi fare, perhaps poor customer service, transportation delays and so on.  Whatever the case may be, try to put it behind you and remember why you travel… Read More