Wednesday, June 22, 2011

5 Things I Love and Hate About Living in Vietnam

Our Beloved Hearts by Didier Ruef
So I've been living in Vietnam for quite awhile now and I keep getting the same questions from friends and family. "How is it over there?" "How do you manage?" "What about the food?" "Do you miss Western food?" "What about the culture shock?" and so on and so forth.  Let try to answer those any many other questions by simply stating my reasons why I :heart: Vietnam and why I :hate: Vietnam.  Actually hate is such a strong word.  I think annoying or irritating is more fitting.  So without further adieu...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Spots: Chin Ham

Entrance to prison/tunnel #8, Chin Ham, Hue Vietnam

For this week's edition of Spots we'll be visiting Chin Ham, located 6km southwest of the city of Hue.  Chin Ham, meaning "Nine Tunnels" in English (more like prisons), is a popular tourist destination.  When I visited Chin Ham earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to be among the only person visiting at that time (there was only one other group of two people there) so I had a chance to take plenty of pictures of the actual attractions without any of the other tourists showing up in the pictures.  It was probably due to the heavy rain Hue was getting at the time.  In any case check out all the details and pictures after the break.