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Month: May 2018

Hanoi, Vietnam to Kunming, China

Day 119: Country #13.2 I was surprised by the lack of universities around the city center and I wanted to explore Greater Hanoi, so I referenced a bus route map […]

Modern Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 118: Country #13.2 Whereas the touristy and traditional history of Vietnam is located on the East of the city around Ho Hoan Kiem lake, the modern developments are mostly […]

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Day 117: Country #13.2 I felt compelled to join the hordes of tourists to Ha Long Bay, an iconic Vietnam tour destination and World Heritage Site. It’s actually quite far […]

Old Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 116: Country #13.2 I was happy that I saving over 40 hours of uncomfortable bus travel according to forum posts detailing the horrors of the Vientiane-Hanoi bus route. Like […]

Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 115: Country #14 I debated making a third attempt to visit Kaysone Museum, but instead got detoured by some fruit vendors from the Morning Market outside Talat Sao Mall, […]

Vientiane-Thailand, Laos

Day 114: Country #14 Vientiane is unusually located in that it is the capital of a country, but the city border is shared with another country, Thailand. I could easily […]

Vientiane, Laos

Day 113: Country #14 Vientiane, aka Viang Chang, is the capital of Laos (pronounced “Lao” with a silence “s”), and a rapidly developing city that, much like Myanmar (aka Burma), […]

Vietnam to Laos by land

Day 112: Country #14 Aware that it would be an extremely long bus ride with plenty of opportunity to sleep, I woke early and trekked to the Ben Xe bus […]

Phong Nha, Vietnam

Phong Nha is a small town in Central Vietnam at the edge of an extensive network of caves, karst mountain formations, forests and agriculture. It’s caves draw tourists, but the […]

Danang to Phong Nha, Vietnam

The hostel owner was very nice and helped me print out an eVisa, but I ended up talking to her for a while before finally making my way to the […]

Hoi An and Danang, Vietnam

We arrived in the early morning to the Queen bus station in Hoi An, but it was closed, which was unexpected. I walked around looking for a place to store […]

Asian migration using DNA

South East Asian DNA migration analysis This was a pretty amazing article highlighting the power of technology to discover and add context to our everyday experiences as world travelers. Although […]