ROT: The Official Blog

I’ll be updating the second — and biggest — portion of my free online guide to Vietnam in June and July. Last October and November I biked and boated around the Mekong and Saigon, and the website is now up at

I’ll be re-telling my adventures here. The full guide — to Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Dalat — will be finished by late September.

My first adventure is getting the Vietnam visa. Naturally I forgot to even apply for one until last Friday, when it dawned on me in the shower. I called the NY consulate who told me to come by and they’d ‘try’ to help. Mr Lac, originally from Hanoi, tried to rush me a three-month visa, but it didn’t work out. Now he promises me not to worry, and that he’ll ‘eat his hand’ if I don’t get a landing visa — emailed from Hanoi — in time for me for the Thursday morning flight. We’ll see.

More to come as it comes…

Robert Reid
Brooklyn, NY

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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One Response to ROT: The Official Blog

  1. InnoViet says:

    hallo Robert
    hope to see u in Vietnam in June, if anything i can help. pls let me know :)

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