Still images of a country as lively as Vietnam only make up half the story. Get the full (motion) picture and follow us as we travel from vibrant Ho Chi Minh City through the fun beachside town of Nha Trang to trendy and traditional Hoi An and, finally, to monumental Hue.For those of you who don't recognize the voice during the showing of the War Remnants Museum footage, it is an original recording of Hanoi Hannah (Trinh Thi Ngo), a famous northern Vietnamese radio announcer who used to direct propaganda broadcasts at U.S. troops during the American War. (The Vietnam War is referred to as American War in Vietnam.)
Follow along as we celebrate the Loy Krathong Festival in Bangkok at the Rama VIII Bridge. In the video, keep an eye out for the krathongs, the traditional banana leaf rafts decorated with flowers and candles, which are offered to the water goddess in exchange for a new start in life.
Follow along on our 3-day trek from the hill station of Kalaw to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's major tourist attractions. Witness rural life and meet Danu, Taung Yo, Pa-O and Paduang tribal people along the way and around the lake. Watch as we hit the market days around Inle Lake and weave in and out of floating gardens and traditional stilt houses. Notice the unique leg-rowing technique of local fishermen, and don't miss Nga Hpe Kyaung, the jumping cat monastery. Yes, you heard right....
Bagan certainly is one of the highlight of our trip to Myanmar! Visitors can explore the ancient city by car, foot, horse cart, ox cart, or hot air balloon. But the best way to get away from everyone and see the remotest temples and ruins is by bicycle.We've spent several days straining our leg muscles - and it's so worth it. Watch Bagan through our eyes and see the temple city come alive.
My traveling revolves mostly around food. Any kind of food. So when I browsed through some of the snack food options in Monywa and saw a pile of fat, juicy, deep-fried locusts, I became intrigued. I probably wouldn't have been crazy enough to eat any of the winged critters but the smiling lady selling them by the bag offered me one for free. How could I possibly decline? Watch this video if you want to see a first-time-locust-eater, and to find out whether I could convince Tony to be part of this experience.