Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s Eve at Sihanoukville, Cambodia: SOLD OUT

Everyone kept telling me on the drive down to Sihanoukville (Sihanouk) that accommodations would be a problem. “It is entirely sold out,” I was told over and over. Tens of thousands of people will descend upon the beaches of Sihanouk … Continue reading

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Phu Quoc, Vietnam –> Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Arrived!

The rice fields along the southern coastal region of Cambodia are bursting with their new yields. Everywhere I cycled on my way here, I saw communities working together to get the rice harvested. Men shucked and sacked the newly harvested … Continue reading

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Phu Quch island, Vietnam: “Things to Do”, pt.1 — Sunset beach dining

The aroma of fresh fish and two large prawns being grilled on the BBQ behind me just hit my nostrils. When I arrived a few minutes ago, I hand picked the fish and two prawns, so they could grill them … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vietnam: Phu Quoc island

Today, I sat at a cafe having lunch, watching the fishing boats come into the harbor. Beyond, over the ocean, planes were arriving, bringing group after group of international travelers to this island resort. These travelers are arriving with the … Continue reading

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No Wifi …

To All, From Ha Tien, Vietnam … on the southwest upper coast of Vietnam, near the border of Cambodia … sitting in a local internet cafe. Time: 10:00 PM The internet cafe is packed. I am sitting in one of … Continue reading

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“First Haircut”, part 2

OK… maybe I did not explain fully the experience after getting this particular haircut. I was a bit shy, looking now like “GI Joe”, so I took some side streets. I was hungry. I wanted food. Luckily, I came upon … Continue reading

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Vietnam: First Haircut in SE Asia

First, I should say that I simply should have done this in Cambodia. I had plenty of opportunities. I saw many places for one to get a nice Cambodian male haircut. A nice simple cut that all the Cambodian men … Continue reading

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Arrived: “Long Xuyen, Vietnam”

A tough 4+ hours of hard cycling today… very few breaks, no food stops, only very brief pauses to buy water … other than that … go go go, pedal pedal pedal. Even the most minute things are huge annoyances … Continue reading

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“Thank you!”: Great thanks to Mr. Ly of Chau Doc, Vietnam

Mr. Ly, Thank you very much for showing me your town of Chau Doc today. Thank you for the tour of the mountain and showing me the views of Cambodia and Vietnam from the top of that mountain. I am … Continue reading

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Week 6: “Good Morning, Vietnam!” (follow-up)

OK … a nice dinner of eel soup and two Vietnamese beers and all is clear. I am NOT lost. I am exactly where I was hoped to be headed. I simply arrived sooner than expected… I thought it was … Continue reading

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