Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scenes from Vietnam: Mui Ne

At first glance Mui Ne appeared a bland ocean-side retreat for ex-pats with suitcases.  The surf was non-existent at this time of year and kite boarding, another popular pass-time here, was not in my trip budget.

But with the haunting beauty and wildly varied terrain of the surrounding countryside, I discovered quickly, that all I was going to need to stay occupied here was my camera and a motor bike.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Curious Culinary Encounters

With all the pitfalls of adventure travel, sometime the most harrowing of experiences involve simply securing an identifiable meal.  Trying new things is the name of the game, but through a combination of bad menu translation and radical culture gaps, the cuisine I've encountered abroad has often left me speechless.  Thus I'll let these actual menu items speak for themselves...

Scenes from the Amazon

Scenes from my excursion into El Oriente, the Ecuadorian Amazon...(view more)