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Trip: Vietnam

There are [18] stories from my trip: Vietnam


The Way Back Home

VIETNAM | Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | Views [572]

We ended our time in Ha Noi nicely. After we left the cafe we decided to take one last stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. We grabbed one last donut to eat and had a couple of beers by the lakeside - it was a good way to say goodbye. On the way back ... Read more >


Final Moments in Ha Noi

VIETNAM | Sunday, 30 Oct 2011 | Views [338]

After we arrived in Ha Noi again, we went back to our hotel and check back in for our final night in Vietnam. We rested up a bit before heading out to find dinner and some more Bia Hoi. Zach had found out about some place with both food and ... Read more >


Photos: Ha Long Bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 30 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Ha Long Bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 30 Oct 2011 | Views [566] | Comments [1]

Ha Long Bay was the perfect way to end our time in Vietnam. But I'm getting ahead of myself, let me catch up from our last post. On Thursday night we decided to check out a Czech-style beer hall in Hanoi. It was pretty cool, but strange at the ... Read more >


Ha Noi's Sites

VIETNAM | Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | Views [400]

This morning we slept in a little later than we have been - the sun rises early and usually we have a window that floods sunlight into our room in the morning. We wanted to see the main sights in Hanoi today so we started out for the Temple of Literature.... Read more >


Photos: Hanoi

VIETNAM | Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Ha Noi

VIETNAM | Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | Views [352]

We are in Ha Noi now. We left Sapa at 5pm on Tuesday as the fog was settling into town. It was a bit scary for a while on the way down to Lao Cai; the driver could only see 5 ft. in front of him, but as we got closer and closer to the bottom the fog ... Read more >


Trekking the Muong Hoa Valley

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [2335] | Video

Today is our last day in Sapa. After yesterday's long and more difficult trek, we have decided to hang out and relax today. We got up a little later and had breakfast then found out that we don't have to check out until 2pm! Our bus leaves Sapa ... Read more >


Photos: Sapa

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Sa Pa

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [388]

We're here in Sapa! We ended up having the entire cabin to ourselves last night and slept pretty decently. We arrived in Lao Cai at 5am and were ushered off the train with all the other tourists. Instead of having to fend for ourselves we had ... Read more >


Arrival in Ha Noi

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [519]

We arrived at the Da Nang airport 2 hours early and ended up departing about 20 minutes late. This time we used Vietnam Airlines, which was more luxurious than JetStar, and were comfortably seated in the middle of the plane. We arrived in Ha Noi ... Read more >


Theft in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [958] | Comments [1]

After we left An Bang Beach, we turned the motorbike back in to our hotel and went over to Yaly. Zach tried on his second pair of trousers and while he was paying for his clothes, I tried on the dress. I was a little disappointed at first, but Mary ... Read more >


Photos: Hoi An

VIETNAM | Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Beaches, Clothing, and Food

VIETNAM | Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | Views [559]

I am writing this entry as Zach and i sit in an open-air thatch roof hut on An Bang Beach. We have 2 Larue beers, the breeze, and a view of the beautiful South China Sea. Shrimp and crispy pork are on their way to our table. This is the life. ... Read more >


Hoi An

VIETNAM | Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | Views [754] | Comments [2]

  We left Saigon yesterday morning. We had time in the morning to grab some breakfast (and more Vietnamese coffee) at Highlands Coffee down the street and we walked around the neighborhood a bit before heading back to the hotel to grab our ... Read more >


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