Friendly Vietnam and the Floating Market

Friendly Vietnam and the Floating Market

After finishing today’s tour of the Me Kong Delta, I check into the Hau Giang 2 Hotel, in Cân Tho, and head up to my room. I’ve been told by Sam, the guide who took me ton my hotel, to meet in the lobby at 7:30am tomorrow for the tour. When I enter my room...
Vietnam is Like a Box of Chocolates

Vietnam is Like a Box of Chocolates

I’m up early this morning as I’ve got a few big days planned. I’ve booked a one-night, two-day tour of the Mekong Delta. For just over $50 this includes two days on a boat, the round-trip bus transfer, a night in a hotel, one lunch and one breakfast....
Crazy Traffic and Crazy Food

Crazy Traffic and Crazy Food

Following a couple of days of experiencing the history of Vietnam and Saigon, It’s time for a night out exploring the local color. In many cities I’ve been to, this means the marketplace. And with my new hotel just a couple of blocks away, I’m like...
Welcome Home

Welcome Home

I was a child of the 1970’s. During my young childhood, in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, while race-riots were erupting around, and protests about a war far, far away were turning violent, my parents, and most of those of my friends, kept us protected...
Pho, Paradise and Pedicabs

Pho, Paradise and Pedicabs

I finally arrive at my hotel, Hong Vy 1, and check in. I’ve booked two nights via Cheap Tickets. I like to book one or two nights prior to arrival so that I have a place to drop my luggage after a flight and a chance to get my bearings. I generally don’t...
Trials and Tribulations of Travel

Trials and Tribulations of Travel

It’s time again for me to bid adieu to my current location – Kuala Lumpur – and head off into the sunset (sunrise?) to your next choice of destination – Vietnam. More specifically, you’ve chosen for me to ride the Ba Na Cable Car, just...

Vote – Hobbits or Roos

This vote is now closed. Please click here to see the results! After visiting four countries, it’s time to bug out of Asia. I know what you’re thinking; it’s only been three Asian countries – India, Indonesia and Vietnam (I just arrived!). Aah,...
Up in the Air

Up in the Air

If you follow Drop Me Anywhere on social media (links to all of DMA social media appear at the bottom of this article) you’ll know that I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately. These aren’t me interviewing someone else, but other people interviewing me about this...
Rub Me, Scrub Me, Bathe Me in Flowers

Rub Me, Scrub Me, Bathe Me in Flowers

I’ve been asked by a few people to describe the town of Ubud; how it smells and feels to walk through, so today is dedicated to that. First, it’s pronounced “Oh-boohd.” Say it incorrectly and you just might have an Indonesian look at you...