A Letter From Vietnam: Hoi An

Hi all, We are currently in Hoi An, near the centre of Vietnam. In the next couple of days we will be crossing the DMZ (demilitarised zone), the old north/south border. This corresponds to the midway of our holiday too. Everything is going to plan so far. This old town is excellent for shopping and …

A Letter From Vietnam: Mekong Delta

Hi guys, This is Clare and Rob checking in from Vietnam. This is our last night in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), we head to Dalat tomorrow. Dalat is a hill station in the central highlands of Vietnam. It should be fun on the 8-hour bus trip! We have only been in Vietnam a few …

A Letter From Vietnam: Saigon

Hi All. We arrived safely in Vietnam and are having a great time. Vietnam is unbelievable! At the airport our first attempt to get into the country was rejected by the stone-faced communist customs officer, because we had not filled out the section about where we were staying … we didn't even know that ourselves! …

Rob’s Two Short Trips into Mexico, 1995

In my early days of international travel (prior to a wife and kids!), I was lucky enough to have a couple of Mexican experiences while visiting the USA for a conference. Visiting My Sister After a couple of weeks on a tour of the USA west coast, I flew from San Francisco to Cancun in …

Street Art of San Francisco

Way back in 1995 while visiting San Francisco, at the beginning of our street art obsession, we came across a free tour of the street art of the area. It was double whammy goodness - it was art and it was free. Here are just a few of the images we saw. If you were …