Under an ominous sky and setting sun, I pull off the highway. Just a few hundred feet away three towers come into view. Old and overgrown, grass and bushes sprout from the cracks between the terracotta bricks. It feels like an ancient forgotten city, in fact, it is.…read more
Hue City, the ancient capital of Vietnam and the highest concentration of historic structures in the country. But what do you do if you only have one day in Hue? Here is my overview for the time conscious traveler with just one day in Hue.read more
The Hue Citadel, thick walls lined with watchtowers, surrounded by a moat, topped with cannons. Fortifications that surrounded the ancient Imperial City of Vietnam, back when emperors ruled and the Vietnamese still wrote with Chinese influenced characters. The…read more
A most bizarre welcome, ominous earplugs and looking for weed on Tinder. My first introduction to Vietnam’s 3rd largest city. The city of Beaches. Da Nang.read more
Of all royal the tombs around Hue Tu Duc Tomb is my favorite. Some buildings are restored while other areas are in a state of arrested decay keeping its ancient atmosphere. Situated in the midst of a pine forest 6 km from the city, it’s a beautiful and peaceful place…read more
The John Muir Trail in Pictures: Part 2 of 4 Starting the second week on the John Muir Trail in the Ansel Adams WIlderness. Leaving Yosemite means fewer people, further into the wilderness. It is now the longest backpacking trip I’ve done. Through Mammoth, passing…read more
Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.