Bob Discovers Coffee.... and Vietnam
It's hard to say what clicked that day. I have never been a huge coffee lover, even back home coffee was not my go-to drink. It is not something that came suddenly to me in Vietnam, either. I was offered coffee most days, and would take it some days, but never would I go out of my way to find it.
Turn Left at Khe Sanh
The Search for Café Istanbul
Lost by Lunch near Đắk Lắk
The beautiful country around Buôn Ma Thuột captured my curiosity and began tugging at my heart the first time I rode through the central highlands, late one October. Riding from the dappled sun below the jungle canopy into fields of ripe coffee fruit, I found a small village, eager for dinner and some rest. Perhaps too eager for both, as the events of the next day might suggest.