Crossing the Hai Van Pass

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Basically in the middle of Vietnam, lying somewhere between Hue in the north and Da Nang in the south lies the Hai Van Pass. This is a 21km stretch of road that rises up into the mountains of the Annamite Range. Rising nearly 500m above sea level, I decided that this little stretch of road was going to be a …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 23

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My sister sent me a message this morning that was simply a photo she’d taken. The photo was of a note from our Nanny. It read: “Jessica. News of Caitlin? Many thanks.” So, just to please you Nanny (and the rest of the family who can’t last a week without knowing what I’ve been doing), here’s something I’ll “TRY” to …

Photo Blog – An Afternoon in Huế

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How’s this for a hectic few days? I started off by riding 125km on day one. Day two saw me take the bicycle another 15km, only to jump on the back of a motorbike and be taken up into the mountains towards Khe Sanh. Day three was much the same as day two (aside from the bicycle), with a heap …

Touring the DMZ: Day Two (North Vietnam)

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Well here we are – day two of my DMZ tour is over. I’ve been through the sites of the south, and now I’ve seen what remains of the north. And the best part of the whole experience – definitely the Vinh Moc Tunnels! You just can’t beat the fascinating sight of seeing how people lived in tunnels during the …

Touring the DMZ: Day One (South Vietnam)

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I arrived into Dong Ha after my tiny 15km ride (having not made the complete distance yesterday), and was naturally exhausted. But I’d already booked my DMZ tour, and I’d barely jumped in the shower before Mr Hoa arrived ready to find out where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see. Today we set ourselves up for …