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From Hanoi, Vietnam to Phonsavan, Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | Views [3420] | Comments [9]

Left early in the morning for the SE7 train from Hanoi to Vinh. Unfortunately, I've left my iphone in the room. Time to double back to the hotel. Luckily the hotel manager is still at the front desk to let us in. I run upstairs grab the phone and hustle ... Read more >

Tags: bus, hanoi, laos, phonsavan, train, uxo, vietnam, vinh


One Month in Vietnam: Best & Worst

VIETNAM | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [6148] | 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

VIETNAM | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [549]

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


Quick Update: in Sapa

VIETNAM | Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | Views [482]

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

VIETNAM | Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | Views [350]

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

VIETNAM | Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | Views [409]

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


24 Hours from Saigon

VIETNAM | Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | Views [467] | 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



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