Teglo Goes...

…to Vietnam

Posts include days 258-283 in chronological order. Also includes 1 day in Singapore. Click to read each short story.


Arriving in Vietnam

I flew from Thailand to Hanoi, Vietnam, for the first time. I was staying in old town and the streets were narrow and old. The weather was overcast and cooler than in Thailand.

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Vietnamese Prison

I visited a Vietnamese prison. I thought they did a good job of explaining that people on both sides of the war suffered. I was also able to catch up with a friend from home.

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Learning About Vietnam

I went on a tour to HaLong Bay from Hanoi. The tour guide told us about problems they have with surrounding countries; drugs, gambling, and human trafficking.

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The Worst Bus Ride of My Life

I took the sleeper bus six hours from Hanoi to Ha Giang. It’s designed for very small people. Being 6’1″, I didn’t fit & was in a lot of pain. Then I was crowded by extra passengers sitting on the floor, smashing me in.

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Being Silly

Sometimes you get a wonderful group when you sign up for a group tour. My group in Vietnam was awesome and we had a blast being silly!

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The Chinese Border

This was one of the highlights of my full-time travels – the Ha Giang Loop by motorbike. It’s beautiful and was a blast! I couldn’t have asked for better travel companions and tour guides. We had so much fun together – despite some sad sights.

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Driving a Motorbike in the Rain

Spending a month in Vietnam, this tour was the highlight. I drove a motorbike for four days with local guides and saw the real Vietnam. I also got a painful massage that I wouldn’t soon forget.

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