Promoting Mekong Delta tourism through cargo boat travel

Travel by cargo boat in the Mekong Delta is something I’ve been meaning to do ever since I first read about it. One trip I wanted to do was from Ben Tre to Tra Vinh. I’ve seen this way of travel mentioned in forums, and I’ve had a reader email me how he did the […]

Notes on Can Tho – Urban life in the Mekong Delta

Can Tho is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, and it’s one of 5 cities that’s an independent municipality at the same level as a province. From a tourists perspective it’s mainly seen as the jumping off point for the Cai Rang floating market and other trips around the Mekong Delta. I’ve been to the market […]

Where I’m At: January, 2020 – Koh Chang edition

Greetings from Koh Chang and happy new year! Here is the first edition for 2020 of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and site news. Where I’ve Been Here’s a summary of where I’ve been in December. Follow me on Instagram for where I’m at right now. Tra Vinh View […]

Notes on Ben Tre – Coconuts and the bad-ass women of Vietnamese history

Spend time in Southern Vietnam and you’ll soon notice the prevalence of Ben Tre coconuts. This provincial variety is so well known that vendors advertise coconuts as being from Ben Tre to let you know that you are getting a premium coconut. Maybe the Ben Tre Coconut Marketing Authority have got to me, but I […]

Ben Tre Farm Stay – An easy escape from Saigon life in the Mekong Delta

Hotel Name: Ben Tre Farm Stay Address: Cai Suc Bridge, Hamlet 3, Xa Phu Nhuan, Ben Tre, Vietnam. When exploring the Mekong Delta region I suggest staying for at least some of your time at a home or farmstay. Part of the appeal of the Mekong is exploring the rural roads and the many waterways […]

Where I’m At: December, 2019 – Ben Tre edition

Greetings from Ben Tre and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and site news. Where I’ve Been Here’s a summary of where I’ve been last month. Follow me on Instagram for real time updates. Bali View this post on Instagram Beach walk in Canggu, Bali. A post […]

Jalan Jaksa – The slow demise of Jakarta’s backpacker street

On my first trip to Indonesia in 2009 I travelled from Medan to Bali by ferry, bus, train, and plane. Midway through that trip I arrived in Jakarta with a copy of Lonely Planet Indonesia in hand. The Book directed me to Jalan Jaksa – the backpacker street of Jakarta. I don’t remember where I […]