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Cuc Phuong National Park

VIETNAM | Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Views [1514]

It rained hard in Hanoi on Thursday night so we weren’t surprised – disappointed but not surprised – when it was raining this morning.   We packed some essentials in our day packs and a laundry bag and left our luggage at Lucky 2.   Kxuyen, our guide, ... Read more >

Hanoi Museums

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [3541]

We are running short of places to visit in Hanoi.   This morning we walked to the French Quarter to the Vietnam History Museum.   Vietnam’s history goes back 30,000 years and they have the now familiar Stone Age relics to prove it.   We followed ... Read more >

Trekking Around Sapa

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [1495]

Hiking is the main activity around Sapa.  Weather in the mountains can be uncertain, but not on Monday.   It was certainly raining and foggy.   And the trails were certain to be muddy and slippery.   No doubt about it.   So we put on our rain gear ... Read more >

Bac Ha Market

VIETNAM | Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Views [1330]

Saturday night’s ten-hour, 340 km train ride from Hanoi to Lao Cai was hardly the Orient Express but it is the most convenient way to reach Sapa and Vietnam’s hill people.   We shared a sleeper coach with a couple of like-minded travelers from Christchurch, ... Read more >

Uncle Ho

VIETNAM | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [590]

Today was a day of history and culture with a bit of political indoctrination thrown in for free.  The history of Vietnam is interwoven with 1000 years of Chinese influence.   Vietnam declared its independence from China near the end of the 10 th ... Read more >


VIETNAM | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [605]

There isn’t much about the Narita Airport that we don’t know, after six hours of wandering around yesterday.   Our JAL plane to Hanoi left on time after a bumpy beginning the five hour flight smoothed out but o ur promised ride to the Golden Lotus ... Read more >

Got Visa?

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [1055]

Lynn and Hector dropped us at the Days Inn near DIA on Friday night so we could catch our 6AM Saturday flight.   We flew to Dallas, changed planes and headed westward.   Thirteen hours, three movies and two and a half meals later and it is 3 PM Sunday ... Read more >

Somewhere Down the Road

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [308]

Actually I just wanted an opportunity to use this photo.  We met this couple, Mr. and Mrs. Swift, a few days ago at Mesa Verde National Park in SW Colorado.  I hope that some day when our travels have slowed down but not ceased, never ceased, we will ... Read more >

A Plan...Or Maybe Just an Outline

VIETNAM | Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Views [372]

We have been home in Colorado for more than six months and it is time to get moving again.  We have gotten our airline tickets (the last of our frequent flier miles) and have done the research.  Our shots are all current and we have anti-malarials.  We ... Read more >

Gallery: Vietnam; Hanoi and the north

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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