Off to Saigon

After a month of planning and anticipation we left Toronto for Vietnam with a long layover in Beijing. The approach to Beijing was remarkable. Extraordinarily dense development with the city peeking out of a heavy layer of smog. Not surprisingly, Beijing Capital Airport is vastly larger than I remember from our first visit in 1982. … Continue reading Off to Saigon

To Cambodia by bus

We're travelling so I've taken a break from posting Peru things and hope my accumulating stock of photos will keep me busy for those long winter nights. It's been a wonderful adventure -- only a smidge of the runs and that passed fast. Imodium and cipro are my friends! After a few days in Ho Chi Minh City … Continue reading To Cambodia by bus

Vietnam Visa sticker shock

Gone are the days of showing up at the border and having a nice man stamp your passport and welcome you to his country. We're planning our next trip to Vietnam and just got our 30-day multiple entry tourist visas. Almost C$200 each. Yikes! Here's the painful bill: Note that a multiple entry visa is required … Continue reading Vietnam Visa sticker shock