Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and its cultural center.  My hotel was right across the street from the Opera House and one of my favorite restaurants.  I got my usual seat overlooking the kitchen and watched the staff create some amazing dishes.  My choice for dinner was beef carpaccio followed by margherita pizza.

My final destination for the trip was the mountain town of Dalat and I went from palm trees to pine trees and mountain streams. I spent an absolutely epic day with a group of young travelers repelling down cliffs into the mountain stream.  The youngest of the group was a twenty year old guy from London.  We slid down the water shoots, jumped from cliffs, and had a tasty lunch of fresh Bánh mì sandwiches prepared by our guides. The whole day was a blast.

On my last day I awoke at sunrise with a view of the lake surrounded by buildings of French architectural style.  Was I in the Alps?  Do I have to leave?  There was still so much to do, but my Asian adventure was coming to a close.

Thank you all for joining me on this journey.  Where shall I go next?


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take

but by the places and moments that take our breath away.