Ready for Take Off in Kon Tum, Vietnam

Ready for Take Off in Kon Tum, Vietnam

Ready for Take Off in Kon Tum, Vietnam

Meet the Spiderman of Vietnam or otherwise known as the Airplane Boy.

He was featured in a photo blog I did a while back. Read the story HERE.

In a sense this photo makes me sad because I’ll probably never get a chance to meet this young man again. I’ll always wonder what the future will hold for him.

Will he continue to live in poverty?

Will he leave his village and head for the big city?

Will he get a decent education to handle the challenges of an every increasing global economy?

Will his ethnic minority tribe ever be assimilated into the Vietnamese majority?

I pray his future would be one of optimism and opportunities. May it “take off” and know no bounds.

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Southeast Asia.

Happy Travels!

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Read more about Kon Tum

Remote Kon Tum province is the northernmost region of Vietnam's Central Highlands. Quite mountainous, it attracts relatively few travellers when compared to the far more touristed province of Lam Dong (home to Da Lat) further south. The provincial capital, Kon Tum town, sits on the bank of the Dakbla River and can be used as a base for forays into the surrounding countryside.

Kon Tum is a small town with the surrounding area dotted with montagnard villages. The surrounding area was the site of considerable fighting during the conflict with the Americans, and even now, decaying weapons and shells abound.

Kon Tum is known for its montagnard villages -- some of them are right on the edge of town, even within walking distance of your hotel. They received the lions share of tourists, and are well-accustomed to the routine of presenting dance and music ... Read our complete Kon Tum travel guide

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