Under Re-Construction

This SonOfAsia.com blog is currently being updated with a new blog theme and other features in preparation for an upcoming trip to Indonesia in June, 2013. During the next few weeks things will appear a bit chaotic and some features may not be working fully. Thanks for your patience!

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A Visit to Phu Quoc Island

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Bai Sao, Phu Quoc: Still the Best Beach in Vietnam

I first visited Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam three years ago. In addition to the motorbiking, the forest, the friendly people and the night squid fishing, one of the most memorable features of the island was Bai Sao Beach located in its southeast corner. After visiting Phu Quoc for a second time last March I…

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Asia Is Still Out There!

As if I had suddenly been kidnapped in the midst of all of the fun, I disappeared from my own blog sometime around mid-February, while in Vietnam. I wasn’t kidnapped and nobody would’ve offered any substantial amount of money for me anyway. Nothing bad happened at all. On the contrary, everything good happened and I…

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Baby, Time Stands Still in This Alley

Before leaving for Con Dao and Malaysia I spent several days just getting set up from my new home in Saigon. I’m staying in a charming 3 story house on Nguyen Thanh Y street, just near Dien Bien Phu Street but still within the border of District 1. Somewhere between 6 and 7am I’m always…

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New Photos: Con Dao Islands

I’ve just posted 4 new photo albums from visit to Con Dao Island, off the coast of Vietnam.

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New Photos: 5 Albums from Saigon 2011

I’ve posted 5 new photos albums from Saigon: Early Morning in Saigon, Seafood in District 10, Saigon Saigon by Day Saigon by Night Damien & Nico’s Birthday BBQ

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Weather Changes, Plans Change

I originally planned to spend a month in Indonesia as described in prior posts. However, there will be no Indonesia for me at all on this trip. I was deterred by the weather reports online which called for rain every day in Manado, one of the main cities in Sulawesi, the island I planned to…

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New Photos: Tet in Austin

Due to a backlog of writing and photo processing I’m just getting around to posting albums now. I’ll soon be posting more links to photos albums from prior weeks of the trip. The first album, chronologically, includes new photos of a lovely Tet celebration during my week in Austin, TX. Festivities took place in a…

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The Road to Melaka

After three days in a Kuala Lumpur, recovering from illness, I’m now on the road again. Traveling, at least my own, has certainly evolved a lot since the days before Internet and cellphones. I’m now typing this post from my MacbookPro while riding in a modern, air-conditioned bus between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. True, there’s…

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