Monday, January 27, 2014


Took a trip to the Mekong.  We saw how they make rice paper (which you eat and don't write on), coconut candy, local honey, local fruits.  We also got a nice boat ride.

Park Pictures

One thing we love about Vietnam is the parks.  They have many huge beautiful parks where many people just hang out.  Here is a slideshow to give you an idea of what the parks are all about.


There are coffee places all over Vietnam.  Normally at least four per block.  I found one that you might find familiar and decided to share.

What does that mean

Here is picture of a women's bathroom sign.  Not sure what a passenger women is.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mui Ne

We had friends visit and decided to take a trip to Mui Ne and Phan Thiet which are resort towns.  Activities included lots of sea food (the usual stuff like: crocodile, ray, shark) and trips to the White Sand Dunes, Red Sand Dunes, Fairy Springs.  We really enjoyed our trip to Fairy Springs where you take off your shoes and walk up a small creak of soft mud until you reach the springs where water is coming out of a red mud mountain. We also took time to go swimming in the ocean.  Enjoy the pictures.

What is Durian

Some have asked about the Durian Fruit.  It is a very large fruit that you either love or hate.  It has a very powerful odor for which is has been banned from certain public places and has been likened to a gas leak.  Here is what it looks like.

Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

The Ho Chi Minh City post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel who also designed the Eiffel Tower.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest

Our first adventure outside Ho Chi Minh City: We decided to head out with some friends to the Can Gio Mangrove Forest.  Here is what we did:
  • Started at Ben Thanh Market in District One
  • Took Bus 20 to a Ferry to Can Gio
  • Took Bus 90 until we reached Monkey Island
    • Saw a bunch of Monkeys keen on stealing peoples food
    • Payed 20,000 Vietnamese Dong ($1) to feed some Crocodiles 
  • Headed to the Beach
    • Relaxed in a hammock 
    • Bought Fresh (read live) seafood which they cooked for us on the spot
  • Headed Home
How much did this all cost you ask.  $7.46 per person.  

Enjoy the Pictures and Video.

Feeding the Crocodiles Slow Motion Video