This is video of a tour we took of a silkworm factory in Đà Lạt, Vietnam. Below is a description of the stages in which silk is created and harvested from silkworms: “The production of cocoon for their filament is called sericulture. The species Bombyx mori is usually cultivated and is raised under controlled condition Read Post
Never had clothes tailor made for you? Not sure where to start? Here are several tips from Vietnamese tailor, Nga, owner of Ha Na Cloth Shop & Tailor in Hoi An, Vietnam on what you should know when clothes shopping.
Travelers through SE Asia all have their own long-distance bus horror stories. Some of them involve pothole-ridden windy roads and vomiting passengers. Others involve real danger, like an engine catching on fire or the driver falling asleep and running the bus off the road. Many people warned us about Thai and Cambodian drivers, though we Read Post
The weather was so hot while we were in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam that we decided to abandon ship (temporarily).
When we first started our round-the-world trip, our equipment was new(ish), our bags were over-packed and we were nicely groomed. My how things have changed! Tara continues to wear thin-as-cardboard flip-flops that have a penny-sized hole in the right heel. And Mike’s shaggy mane hasn’t seen scissors since the beginning of 2012. Instead being off-put Read Post