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One Month in Vietnam: Best & Worst

Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [6114] | Comments [1]

After travelling through Vietnam we can say, without a doubt, Vietnam is beautiful, fun, exciting, tasty, accessible and friendly. The people and culture we experienced were for the most part helpful and warm. The environment is like nothing either of ... Read more >

Tags: best, food, ho chi minh city, hoi an, hue, noodles, phong nha farmstay, vietnam, view, worst


Last Days in Vietnam

Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [529]

Its been a while since we posted, so here is a quick recap. -Gillian Sapa: Sapa, in the hills of Northern Laos, was a retreat for French colonialists when the plains became too hot. We could see why they chose the spot. The beautiful views of ... Read more >

Tags: busy, food, hanoi, hmong, homestay, sapa, trekking, vietnam


Phong Nha Farmstay

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | Views [799] | Comments [1]

If you have a chance to visit Vietnam and you want to experience its natural beauty, come to Phong Nha. The Phong Nha area is set on a number of rivers and streams that carve through limestone karst mountains. The Phong Nha National ... Read more >

Tags: caves, phong nha farmstay, phong nha national park


Quick Update: in Sapa

Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | Views [464]

Hello!  We had such a good time at the Phong Nha Farmstay that we didn't get a chance to do many updates.  Long story short: the caves are spectacular, the locals are charming, the countryside is beautiful, and many friends were made.  ... Read more >

Tags: caves, cold, mountains, phong nha, sapa, vietnam


Next up: Phong Nha National Park

Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | Views [331]

Today we leave Hue, which has become our favorite spot so far on our trip. 12 days in (give or take... we keep losing track!) and we are starting to get the hang of things here.            Vietnam has been an incredibly ... Read more >

Tags: caves, easy, farmstay, hue, phong nha, vietnam


A Note on Hue

Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | Views [387]

We have been in Hue for two and a half days. So far it has been my favorite city in Vietnam.  Not as touristy as Hoi An, and not as frenetic as Ho Chi Minh City. It seems as though Hue has a larger population with expendable income, even compared ... Read more >

Tags: food, hue, imperial city, vietnam


UNESCO Visits and Cooking!

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | Views [490] | Comments [2]

The Merchant City of Hoi An is a lovely city that sits along the Thu Bon River. Although no longer an active port, the City still holds much of the charm of old. The City is well preserved with 200 year old Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese merchant houses, ... Read more >

Tags: cham, hoi an, my son, red bridge cooking school, temples, tour, unesco


24 Hours from Saigon

Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | Views [449] | Comments [1]

We arrived in Hoi An this morning at 7:00am, exactly 24 hours after we stepped onto the bus in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.  This was not the brutal travel experience you are anticipating. The buses were clean and comfortable---far more so than in ... Read more >

Tags: countryside, hoi an, rain, vietnam


Racking up miles equal to our expenses ;)

Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | Views [385]

Went for a 12 mile roundtrip walk today: Morning market  Jade Pagoda Botanical gardens  Zoo Riverfront Total cost around $12 which includes a $7 messenger bag for Gillian, best part, breakfast for two was $1! Avg $1/mi.... Read more >

Tags: cheap, hcmc, hoi an, hue, jade pagoda, market, zoo


First Days: Becoming Attuned

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Views [385]

Fluffy snow flakes drift past my face. The cool weather chilling my toes. I'm not dressed for this New England winter weather. Wearing a black Blink-182 hoodie, tan tech pants and flip flops, perhaps some boots or a puffy winter coat would have been ... Read more >

Tags: first day, food stall, hcmc, morning market

 

 

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