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HCMC (Saigon)

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | Views [405]

Landing in HCMC was a bit of an adrenalin rush after Hoi An and a couple of sleepy, rainy days spent recuperating from some nasty bug in Nha Trang. This city is a hive of activity - I arrived at night by bus to a blaze of lights and noise. The ... Read more >

Photos: HCMC (Saigon)

Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Hoi An Old Town

Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 | Views [493]

By acquiring an open bus ticket in Hanoi, I was pretty much guaranteed to hit all the backpacker spots on the tourist trial.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as I have been able to see a lot for a minimal amount of money - and the tours to the ... Read more >

Photos: Hoi An and My Son

Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

Definitely not in Hanoi anymore (but sometimes it felt like Asheville)
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Photos: Perfume Pagoda

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

Glimpses from the tourist trail
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Perfume Pagoda- day trip from Hanoi

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [483] | Comments [1]

This was a beautiful experience - and I was lucky again because the day was clear and comfortable. Winter is the off-season and the best time to go if you want to avoid crowds of tourists. Getting to the Pagoda is as interesting as arriving there.... Read more >

Photos: Halong Bay

Sunday, 18 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

Cruising into enchantment
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Halong Bay

Sunday, 18 Dec 2011 | Views [334]

Halong Bay is an enchanting place where ancient, mountainous rocks rise up from the sea.  The water is calm and warm, even in the winter and it's a beautiful emerald green.  I was skeptical about taking a tour at first, but that's probably the best ... Read more >

Arrival: Hanoi!

Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | Views [409]

I finally arrived in Hanoi with a bad case of jet lag after a very loooong flight and even longer layover in L.A.  I had pre-arranged an airport pickup through the hostel that I booked online - a good thing since I was already encountering sensory ... Read more >

Photos: Hanoi

Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

Walking around the Old Quarter
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