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 …

Touring the DMZ: Understanding the Vietnam War

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What I knew about the Vietnam War essentially came from a favourite book series of mine called The Bronze Horseman, which, to be honest, is more about World War Two than Vietnam… But that’s where I’d gotten my info from anyway… Essentially, it meant I knew very little (although apparently more than a lot of others), but I lacked significantly …

Exploring Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

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I rode into Phong Nha one afternoon after a long 80km stint of riding on the bike. I was utterly exhausted having had to skip lunch when I couldn’t find a place that would feed me. When I arrived at my Hostel (the Easy Tiger), the manager Seamus greeted me (we’d chatted a little online about my ride and he …