In late October 2000, Kevin Greene and I went to the Pathfinder field office in
to do some computer training and hardware installation. It was a 1-week business trip
after a 2-day stopover in Hong Kong on the way over. Your
standard developing country, but a beautiful place once you get
out of the big city. Stunning, actually.
west for a couple days after our business in Hanoi, to Ha Long Bay
for a 12-hour boat journey to see the bay and take in the scenery.
There were no other passengers on this huge boat with us, the
captains (two other dudes) didn't speak any English, and the only
nourishment we were offered this whole trip was a coke. But
the magnificence of the caves and outcroppings made it more than
worth it. See some photos below.
we went to Hai Phong to Vietnam's only casino. No photos of
that, but another fun experience (to be considered millionaire
tycoons with our $60 investment in Roulette. We lost, but winning
might've brought on some different challenges with all the eyes on
Didn't understand much of the language. Didn't eat any dog.
Had a great time. Stay tuned for a more detailed write-up.