Reunification express in Vietnam

Vietnam: A Tale of Two Train Rides

A Tale of Two Train Rides Adventures on Vietnam’s  Reunification Express   The Reunification Express refers to any train plying the north-south rail that links Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.  My friends Linda, Lucy, and I made the trip in two segments – from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, and from Hue to Hanoi. This is the story of those two very different train rides.   1. Lucky Tickets “I got you lucky[…]

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Woven basket from Yemen

Yemen: The Colors of a Desert Day

The Colors of a Desert Day Yemen: Five Places that Colored My Childhood   Yemen: the country that, more than any other, defined my childhood. Yemen was the setting of all of my early adventures. Yemen was the place where I first learned to love travel. More than anything else though, Yemen was the place where I learned to find beauty in the bleak, the stark, and the unusual. As Yemen continues to struggle to[…]

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