Category Archives: Places in Vietnam

Clothes, Sun, and Books

With a three-day weekend, and not having left HCMC since February, Rob and I were chomping at the bit to get out of town. The one hour flight to Hoi An was the perfect option. We had visited Hoi An … Continue reading

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Mai Chau Village – The Final Stop

After our Ha Long Bay visit, we spent the night in Hanoi and were off the next morning for a 4 hour van ride to Mai Chau (my cho) village. It was an overcast day and the hills surrounding the … Continue reading

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Christmas on Cat Ba

  Spending our first Christmas abroad was going to be hard, so we decided to spend it on a beach called Cat Ba Island in Ha Long Bay.  We had heard this place was amazing from Kate and Brian (Brooke’s … Continue reading

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City 6: Hanoi – Get Us Out Of Here!

Finally. A plane! We took a one hour flight from Hue to Hanoi. Super easy. Our friends on the DMZ Tour had warned us that Hanoi was a busy city that they hadn’t enjoyed too much. Since HCMC is super busy, … Continue reading

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City 5: Hue Continued – Not Another Van (Part 2)

After a long day on the bus, what do we wake up too?  Another long day in a van.  Hooray!  Today we headed out on a twelve hour round trip van ride.  This trip took us past the DMZ and … Continue reading

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City 5: Hue – The Plague of the Buses (Part 1)

If you’ve been reading about our adventures for a while now, then you know that we aren’t good in tight spaces. Well, our enjoyment of cramped quarters was seriously tested during our stay in Hue (Hway). Our first day was … Continue reading

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City Four: Hoi An – City of Clothes and Lanterns

We made it down from the Ba Na Hill Station and were excited because we had heard so much about the next town, Hoi An. Not only was it supposed to be awesome, but it was only a thirty minute … Continue reading

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City Three: Da Nang – Ba Na Hill Station

The weather in Nha Trang was starting to turn as the winter rains were coming.  Our tour guide, Ann, dropped us off at the rail road station so we could catch our 10 hour train ride to Da Nang.  As … Continue reading

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City Two: Nha Trang – Beach Get Away

After two days in the City of Flowers, we headed for Nha Trang. A winding four hour bus ride took us over a mountain pass and had at least two people throwing up into plastic bags. (Sorry for the visual.) … Continue reading

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People We’ve Met

Being on the road for this long allows us to meet all sorts of people. There are four people that really stick out in our memories and we wanted to share some tidbits about them. -An was our tour guide … Continue reading

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