Vietnam

Hiking in Sapa, Vietnam

We thoroughly enjoyed our Halong Bay cruise to Cat Ba Island and our days in Hanoi, but Liz and I were excited to stretch our legs with a multi-day hike in Vietnam’s “Gem of the North”. Our next off-the-beaten-path juant…

Northern Vietnam: Hanoi and Halong Bay

Northern Vietnam: Hanoi and Halong Bay

The dawn-infused city scape of Hanoi greeted us as we were dropped off in the Old Quarter section of town. Quite suprisingly, after we disembarked and trotted away from the bus station near Hoan Kiem Lake, we found ourselves in the middle…

Two days in Hue, Vietnam

Two days in Hue, Vietnam

From the quaint riverside town of Hoi An, we traveled by bus to Hue, passing through some jaw dropping, big-skied country vistas. It is here that nature exists without airplanes droning overhead or blue skies cut into lanes by intrusive power lines. The…

Five Reasons to Visit Hoi An, Vietnam

Five Reasons to Visit Hoi An, Vietnam

We’ve been speeding through northern Vietnam, catching catnaps on trains, and riding more night buses than I care to remember. (But who doesn’t love a free night’s accommodation, even if it is on wheels and smells of fish sauce?) In southern Vietnam,…