Tour of duty

With Vietnam increasing in popularity for all sorts of tours, including the recent, chaotic 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan, Tunnel Rats author Jimmy Thomson recalls how his first tour as a guide...

Travel Notes from Laos

Visiting Laos is a bit like going to Vietnam 20 years ago before that country's "Open Door" policy showed that Communist countries can extract Capitalist dollars just by offering a few decadent luxuries to...

Work for free to free the bears

The old moon bear is not for sharing. A cracked open coconut has been tossed into his enclosure and he is alternating chews with muffled growls as the younger bears sidle up .   If...

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