Asia

From the wildlife in Borneo’s last rain forests to the chaos in the streets of Saigon, southeast Asia is a continent full of intrigue, adventure, mystic, and spirituality that it has spellbound us for over twenty years.

Vietnam – DMZ

DMZ We also made a one-day excursion from Hué to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). DMZ consisted in an area about 10 km width and located around the Ben Hai river. This river formed the split between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The area around the DMZ is still not cleared by mines and everyday new mines are found. We made a first stop in a mountain district near the...

Bridge at night

Vietnam – Hué

Hué Hué has about 250000 citizens and is known as the old imperial town. Here 13 Emperors have reigned during 1802 to 1945. The largest places of interest in the area are the old Emperor tombs. In November 1999 the whole town was below water when a huge flood hit some parts of Vietnam. The city is split in two sections by the Parfyme River. We really recommend a...

Cua Dai Beach

Vietnam – Hoi An

Hoi An We bought bus tickets in Saigon. These are “open tickets” where you decide your final destination of the bus trip. On the way to this destination the bus stops in different cities and you can stay there for several days. The night before you want to go again you just tell them and then you can go on further to you final stop the next morning. After...

Breakfast

Vietnam – Saigon

Saigon Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has 7 millions citizens. Add to that about 2.5 million of mopeds/motorbikes. One advantage with that is that the city is not as polluted as for example Bangkok. The traffic is very hectic. To go from one side of the street to the other side is a real achievement. You can not stay and wait for someone to stop and let you pass...