Culture Vietnam Cambodia Fall and winter are cruise season – when millions of people, many of whom un-ironically call themselves “cruisers,” pack up their suitcases and board a ship to sunnier climes. I am not (typically) one of those people. I have been on cruises before – usually with my elderly relatives (avowed cruisers) or for a story. These experiences have almost always been on a river cruise where the boats are smaller, the people are not as rowdy, the sights are more interesting, and the confinement on board is not as long. But I was never a huge fan – until last Fall when I fell in love with one particular cruise, the Avalon Saigon trip from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Siem Reap, Cambodia. I have been to Vietnam before – as have quite a lot of people. Fifty years after the Vietnam War ended, the country is one of the more popular destinations for Americans. But many stick to the beaten path between Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hue and Hanoi – perhaps venturing to see Halong Bay. Fewer think to take a riverboat up the mighty Mekong and see life on the river and the… Read full this story
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