Recent Posts by Author http://travel.cnn.com/author/57452/articles en Vietnam, land of ridiculous theme parks http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/vietnam-land-ridiculous-theme-parks-125866 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/life/vietnam-land-ridiculous-theme-parks-125866"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2011/11/08/PREV.jpg?itok=yID2nNn9" alt="Nui Ba Den theme park" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">What Vietnam’s theme parks lack in amenities they make up for in rackety charm, confusing symbolism and perpetually out-of-order rides</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:00:00 +0000 jdurston01 127866 at http://travel.cnn.com 11 artery-clogging and delicious Vietnamese dishes http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/eat/11-greasy-artery-clogging-vietnamese-dishes-439365 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/eat/11-greasy-artery-clogging-vietnamese-dishes-439365"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2010/10/13/PRE_banh-chuoi----sticky-rice-blog-credit-mark-loweson.jpg?itok=FYlQHwrQ" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Dough, grease, butter and about every kind of fat make these heart-attack helpers a guilty pleasure</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:45:52 +0000 chrisa1 85365 at http://travel.cnn.com Going on a Soviet scavenger hunt in Vietnam http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/going-soviet-scavenger-hunt-vietnam-443073 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/going-soviet-scavenger-hunt-vietnam-443073"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2010/07/26/PRE_Lenin-Statue-MattBennett.jpg?itok=l7GyrOcW" alt="Lenin Park, Vietnam" title="Lenin Park" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Before Vietnam's economic liberalization, the old U.S.S.R. had considerable influence over the development of the country, with many historical remnants still visible in Hanoi</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:45:46 +0000 chrisa1 73073 at http://travel.cnn.com