Monday, April 27, 2009

Ho Chi Minh Trail Travel Research

I've been interested in the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos for quite a while. I'm creating this post to summarize resources and findings.

Travel accounts:
Here's an account of 6 days of 250cc motorcycle riding from Vientiane to Salavan and return.


The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War, John Prados, 1998 (reprint)
A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Road to Freedom, Virginia Morris & Clive Hills, 2006

13 May 09
Using Ray Smith's info on maps, I called Library of Congress Maps Division at 202-707-6277 and ordered L7014 Vietnam, L7015 Laos, and L7016 Cambodia map indexes.

Email received from
I have included the indexes to the L7015 and L7016 series. Our records show that the restrictions were lifted for reproducing sheets from both of these sets in February 2005. However, sheets from the L7016 series produced during the year 1994 and later are still restricted.
Sent an on line inquiry to NOAA to see if they sell Operational Navigational Charts and Tactical Pilotage Charts.

Scanned Maps of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

General Information on Tactical Pilotage Charts

(to be continued)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flight Memory

#travel Flight Memory: keep track of where you have flown; produce maps showing your flight routes

Gobi global mobile 3G broadband

#travel #Gobi global mobile 3G broadband; both EVDO and HSPA cell

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free fax receive

Lost pre-historic free eFax info. Solution: Search "fax receive free"; get new eFax->;email number; works with GMail, but x64 not supported

Opentable and Facebook

Opentable now supports posting of restaurant reservations and reviews on Facebook

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Useful maps of #Laos including some province details #travel

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Apples' Knowledge Navigator

Ok, this is from *1987* (and people wonder why Apple is hard to emulate) Knowledge Navigator