Travel Tales · Vietnam

Travel Tales: A Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour (plus some travel tips)

This is Part Three of my Vietnam-Cambodia trip. See the other parts here: Part One: The breathtaking Angkor and the laid-back Siem Reap Part Two: Tonle Sap and the Angkor’s great circuit We left Siem Reap at 7 PM; we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 at 9:30 AM. Our flight back to… Continue reading Travel Tales: A Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour (plus some travel tips)

Cambodia · Travel Tales

Travel Tales: Tonle Sap and the Angkor’s great circuit

This is Part Two of my Vietnam-Cambodia trip blog entries. You can find other entries here: Part One: The breathtaking Angkor and the laid-back Siem Reap Part Three: A Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour Also, while I studiously fact-check all my entries, I’m the only one to blame should there be any wrong information in… Continue reading Travel Tales: Tonle Sap and the Angkor’s great circuit

Cambodia · Travel Tales

Travel Tales: The breathtaking Angkor and the laid-back Siem Reap

This trip was months in the making following a frantic scrounging for money when Cebu Pacific announced its summer seat sale. Andy, my friend and co-teacher, had planted the idea of going to Cambodia via Vietnam. I think this trip has effectively stirred my wanderlust again. Upon arriving at Ho Chi Minh City way past… Continue reading Travel Tales: The breathtaking Angkor and the laid-back Siem Reap

Poetry Wednesday

Poetry Wednesdays: Phan Nhiên Hạo, “Meeting a Cab Driver in New York”

I can still barely believe that just yesterday, I was in Vietnam, staring and getting goosebumps at the pictures exhibited in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. The most powerful people might consider war a necessary tactic or even precaution, whereas the rest of us would just want a peaceful existence. I… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: Phan Nhiên Hạo, “Meeting a Cab Driver in New York”