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Vietnam Epilogue: Saigon (HCMC)

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | Views [587]

We arrived in HCMC, and the bus had luckily dropped us off one street over from the hotel we had booked. We walked over despite our injuries since it was so close and checked in. We ate lunch and then headed to the International SOS Clinic to get Alison's ... Read more >

Tags: backpacker alley, cu chi tunnels, doctors, great food, hcmc, saigon, taxi scams, vietnam, war remnants museum

They say everyone experiences a scooter accident in Taiwan...

Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [755]

They say everyone experiences a scooter accident while living in Taiwan.... ...but I didn't, not in my 28 months of living in the second biggest city of the scooter- swamped country. No, it had to happen during a trip of a lifetime, an event that ... Read more >

Tags: accident, bad roads, beach, frogs, mui ne, sand dunes, scooters, sleeper bus, vietnam

Taxi Scams and Tam Coc

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | Views [1169]

The day started when we arrived in Hanoi on our overnight train from Sapa very early- around 4:30 am. We blearily headed out of the train station, and found a taxi who said he would use a meter, one of my stipulations when traveling in Vietnam. However, ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful scenery, bicycles, hanoi, hoa lu, river, rowing with legs, sunset, tam coc, taxi scams, vietnam

Stunning Sapa

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | Views [538]

  On Monday morning, we woke up to a knock on the door of our train cabin about 5am or so. We gathered our bags and got off at the Lao Cai station where we had a driver pick us up for the drive to Sapa town; about 45 minutes to an hour. The scenery ... Read more >

Tags: hmong, mountains, overnight train, sapa, trekking, vietnam

Ha Long Bay and Seasickness

Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | Views [376]

On Saturday, we got up early and got ready to be picked up and taken to Ha Long Bay. We were the last to be picked up and squeezed in the back of a minivan. We stopped halfway for a long break, then finally made it to Ha Long harbor after a few hours.... Read more >

Tags: boats, ha long bay, overnight cruise, seasickness, vietnam

Hello, Hanoi

Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | Views [592]

Yesterday, I woke up at 3:30am in order to give myself plenty of time to cook breakfast, shower, finish packing and cleaning out the last of my apartment. I dropped off my keys to the guanli (doorman) and hopped in a taxi. From entering the taxi to ... Read more >

Tags: food, hanoi, old quarter, temple of literature, traffic, vietnam, water puppet show



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