Renovations Continue

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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 […]

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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
Out it comes
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Day 3 Renovations in Vietnam

Day3&4….Halloween and home renovations in Vietnam. Scary?? Hmmmmm. I woke up at 5:30 am to dogs barking and construction crews arriving two houses down. Thank God!! They were not my guys or there would have been hell to pay. I figure 7 am is early enough without disrupting the whole world around you, but that […]

November 1, 2014 0
How it started
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Riptide Homestay Renovations

My blogging is not only about tourism, but also day to day life in Vietnam. I have mentioned in past writing how Vietnam and Nha Trang in particular has been changing and so it is time that I keep up with the times. The Riptide Homestay was completed less than 2 years ago and we […]

October 30, 2014 0
Family Karaoke
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Retire in Vietnam ….. Yet again

I have been approached by a number of different people lately that are interested in more detailed information for those interested to retire in Vietnam and in Nha Trang in particular. One interested party sent me an interview form that would take a book to answer but has provided me a good format to try to write […]

August 27, 2014 2
New temple near Nha Trang
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Vietnam is changing

  I just returned from taking my wife and sister in law for a 3 day highland tour by car. Mai and Gia had never been to Kon Tum so. I decided to overnight there, and the second night in Quy Nhon before heading back to Nha Trang. I have traveled this same route many […]

July 9, 2014 4
A curious bunch
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V’Explore Travel to the rescue

  Many of you are nervous about visiting a country such as Vietnam because it is so different from the word from which we come. I understand this. I was exactly the same as you when I first came to this part of the world. Like you, I did a lot of reading on the […]

May 9, 2014 3
On the road from Nha Trang to Dalat
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Cycle in Vietnam

I have been contacted a number of people that have a desire to cycle in Vietnam. Often when I am on tour, I will pass a couple with veins swollen and sweat pouring as they make their way along the highway on the grand Vietnam adventure. Vietnam has a mystery and attraction that has many […]

March 26, 2014 0
Camp Radcliff
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Return to Vietnam. Yet again

Again we return to Vietnam to continue our quest for parts past. In the morning we were able to find ban me opla for breakfast before starting out on today’s adventure. Alex had recollections of flying inland over the Anh Lao River through a valley of the same name. In this case we did not […]

March 11, 2014 2
LZ English
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Return to Vietnam….. Again

                  Part 2 of Return to Vietnam has us leaving a guesthouse where I became sand flea bitten and slightly  overcharged by the owner who insisted in calling me her love. Alex thanked me for taking the heat off of him. I had left 2 days early […]

February 11, 2014 1
A hand drawn map of the My Lai area
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Return to Vietnam

There are still American, Australian, and Korean veterans that want to revisit their past. For good or bad…. Whether involved in bloody conflict or support roles, it seems Vietnam holds something special in their memory and many wish to return to Vietnam to compare then and now. I have hosted a few of them in […]

February 8, 2014 0
small fishing village
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Vietnam as a Retirement Destination …… Again

It is Christmas day and it has me thinking of friends and family, but also, is there really a Christmas or Christmas spirit in Vietnam? I wonder….. Most days are like another and life goes on as usual. There is a large Christian presence in Vietnam, however, it seems still small by comparison to Buddhists. […]

December 25, 2013 3
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