Sapa Vietnam
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Sapa, Vietnam – Mountain Adventures

A few miles south of China, we turned left. The road twisted and turned up the steep hills. Small houses dotted the roadside. Horns announced a passing vehicle, no matter the visibility or whether an oncoming vehicle approached. Our bus was the passing vehicle more often than not.

Streams turned into waterfalls and passed bel...

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Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam – Caves and Cliffs Outside Hanoi

Cold rain fell. Sheer rock walls rose up to our left and green hills spread as far as we could see to the right. A dead end was approaching, and our paddler told us to move to the bottom of the boat as we headed straight towards one of the cliffs. We soon slipped right into the hill, its bottom wall passing inches over our heads...

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand – Adventures on Land and Sea

A thin strip of land separated two bays. The tide was out, and people played a game of soccer where we had dipped our feet in the water earlier. We looked across the action to green hills rising sharply from the sea, the other end of the barbell-shaped island. A monkey ate a snack next to us atop rocky cliffs while tourists snap...

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