Mr. Loi talks about a 25 year journey across the Pacific by bamboo raft

Story of Vietnamese bamboo raft traveling across Pacific

Dendrocalamus barbatus (family of bamboo) in the North Central province of Thanh Hoa is famous and fishermen of the region have been using it for a long time to build rafts for fishing near shore. But it is hard to believe that this kind of bamboo could constitute a raft travelling over the Pacific over 8,800 kilometers 25 years ago. The initiator and performer is Tim Severin - a famous Irish explorer, historian and writer.