Nov
27

The expectacular Angkor Wat

posted on November 27th 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

During the last two days I have explored some of the temples located in the Angkor Wat National Park, including the one that gives name to the park and is the biggest temple in the world.

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Nov
24

Terrible massacre

posted on November 24th 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

This morning Mr. Ran, a local guide in Phonm Penh and former prisoner of a forced work camp during Pol Pot’s regime, has taught me a bit more about the tragic quite recent past of this country.

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Nov
22

Keep calm & cross the road

posted on November 22nd 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

My last day in Vietnam. Today I have visited by foot the main highlights of Ho Chi Minh City, and have learned the mantra to be able to cross any road here: keep calm.

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Nov
20

Horrible war story

posted on November 20th 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

This morning I took a domestic flight from Da Nang, in Central Vietnam, to Ho Chi Minh City, or how they like to call it here in the South, Saigon. I went to visit the War Remnants Museum. And I saw the horror.

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Nov
19

Bike trip: small villages, great people

posted on November 19th 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

With a bike ($1 to rent it!) I have gone on an adventure in the surroundings and not turistic areas of Hoi An. The people living in these areas is very poor, mostly farmers, and they are very happy to share some time with the few Westeners that appear on their door.

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Nov
18

The monsoon is here

posted on November 18th 2014 in Travel with 0 Comments

Today I headed South. Travelling through coastal rice paddles, traversing the spectacularly mountainous Hai Van Pass and visiting China Beach, I got to Hoi An. And so the monsoon did.

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