Donald G Carr listed as Missing in Action

Carr, Donald G.

I had never heard of Donald G Carr and had no idea at how profoundly he would affect my life. This blog has been a year and a half in the making and perhaps one of the most difficult. Even now I take long pauses before writing trying to collect my thoughts as to how […]

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Carr, Donald G.
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Donald G Carr listed as Missing in Action

I had never heard of Donald G Carr and had no idea at how profoundly he would affect my life. This blog has been a year and a half in the making and perhaps one of the most difficult. Even now I take long pauses before writing trying to collect my thoughts as to how […]

July 10, 2015 3
Girls
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Charities in Vietnam

Over the past years I have at times been asked how a person can help Charities in Vietnam. I am aware of many orphanages and have limited experience with Charities such as World Vision, Doctors without Borders, East meets West, and so on…….. I have always been aware of monies lining pockets of administration but […]

June 20, 2015 0
Cruising backroads
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Off the beaten track Vietnam

It has been some years since I wrote about an off the beaten track Vietnam. When I originally wrote about it, I had already had experience going to places that most foreigners cannot see or travel too, but now…….. I have been guiding tours off the beaten track by motorcycle for 5 years now. There […]

May 22, 2015 0
My friends
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Tet in Vietnam

Tet in Vietnam………. To most foreigners that live in Vietnam will feel a chill and shudder down the backbone at the mention of those words. To the Vietnamese that rarely have a day off during the year, it is a time to spend with family and friends, pray to their spirits, and party. I will […]

February 18, 2015 5
Beef anyone?
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Best Tour Company in Vietnam ?

After a recent tour, I was witness to events that now have me convinced that V’Explore Travel may be the best tour company in Vietnam if not one of the best. I will get to the story in a moment bit For those that know me……. I have been driving motorcycles more than 40 years […]

January 27, 2015 2
tripadvisor-esclamazione
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Tripadvisor posting guidelines a mess

Tripadvisor banned my ip along with others with no explanation. I thought was perhaps a mistake and I sent an email. Here is what followed: To: support@tripadvisor.com IT seems that the maintenance on your site has possibly caused an issue with my account. I can no longer log on or access my owners listings and […]

December 24, 2014 6
Buy a Tripadvisor review
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Tripadvisor Destination Expert?

Tripadvisor one day without notice, banned my ip after years of my giving advice and receiving so many comment and emails of appreciation. Many of their destination experts for Vietnam became my friends and many regular posters as well. I enjoyed very much when they actually came to Nha Trang to visit with me and […]

December 21, 2014 2
Really? That is almost a lie
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Tripadvisor Forums a Dissapointment

Most advice offered on the Tripadvisor forums is by other travelers that have visited the destination you are interested in going to. They have the best intentions and can give you advice as far as they understand, however, what if you want to get off the beaten path and see the country away from the […]

December 19, 2014 1
house
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Renovations Finished.

I have to admit that this time most of the renovations went smoothly. The original estimate by the contractor was 50 million (about 2500 dollars) for a couple of weeks worth of work. The actual time took 5 weeks and the total came to double of what was quoted at 100 mil (5000 dollars.) When […]

December 9, 2014 4
innocent today
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Cultural Slavery or Immigration?

When I relocated to Vietnam, I was forced to visit all of my moral boundaries and readjust where lines were drawn. I can accept that many of my western concepts and ideals were in the end unrealistic and based on a society with a different culture, but one I have trouble accepting is cultural slavery. […]

December 5, 2014 3
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Renovations Continue

I was asked to guide a tour thought he Central Highlands of Vietnam so I have been on the road for the past 10 days. It was a blast and finally I have returned. Renovations are winding down and 2 apartments are complete. here are some more pictures. The original cost was estimated at 50,000,000 […]

November 26, 2014 0
Kitchen and bathroom plumbing
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Riptide Homestay renovations continue

Wow….. I have to say Wow!! I think we are into our 6th day of renovations and there has been no fighting, cussing, people accusing of other being stupid. My wife has been walking through all the mess and dust with a broom sweeping away singing as she goes. This makes me happy as she […]

November 6, 2014 0
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