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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Crash Sites Along the Trail in Laos

MIA (Missing in Action) Crash Sites In Laos   Time on my hands, bookings getting cancelled, and the future is uncertain. Time to do something we’ve been planning for some time; explore crash sites along the Trail in Laos. So let’s go. My good friend Mr Rudi flies into Vientiane and I ship a bike …

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Tales From The The Ho Chi Minh Trail – NVA Tunnels Trail, Xepon Area

NVA Tunnel Complex, West of Xepon   Just west of Xepon, the NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) built a tunnel complex between 2 mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It served as a base on the Trail among other things. Inside the tunnel has collapsed. So it still holds a few secrets which we will …

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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Choke Points, Ban Laboy Ford

Ban Laboy Ford was a key crossing into Laos from Vietnam and one of the most important choke points. It joined a labyrinth of trails for the Vietnamese to disappear into…   What is a ‘choke point’? Choke points are basically intersections of roads, where they meet or cross. Hence, they were targets for the …

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