I love taking pictures. I don’t know why I don’t post here. More photos starting now. These go in order of our trip. First Hanoi, then Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Mui Ne, and Ho Chi Minh City. Continue reading A Vietnam Photo Essay
Our last stop of Ho Chi Minh City. AKA Saigon. Did I mention wine in Vietnam is better than in Thailand? Beer too according to my travel buddies. There’s a brewery in Saigon that uses local ingredients in its beers like lemongrass and coconut. Obviously we spent some time there. Considering I don’t like beer, the lemongrass one was pretty good. If they go to … Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)
The old town of Hoi An, in central Vietnam, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are some historic old buildings to check out in the old town, but for me the city was at its most charming when we were meandering through the streets. I’ve read in multiple places that Hoi An is the best place to go for custom goods. Need some … Continue reading Hoi An and the Longest 14 Hours of My Life
Ha Long Bay is on the northern coast of Vietnam. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site. We decided to stay on Cat Ba Island, which is a little bit away from the main tourist area, Ha Long City. It was a little quieter, and beautiful. After our overnight train from Sapa, we took a bus from Hanoi to a ferry to another bus to get … Continue reading A Boat Cruise through Ha Long Bay
We took an overnight train to Sapa. It was my first sleeper train. It was much nicer than I was expecting, despite an extremely bumpy ride. We left at 10pm and rolled in at about 6am. Overnight trains are great because you get transportation and a night’s sleep all rolled into one, and since you’re traveling while you sleep, you don’t waste any valuable time. … Continue reading A trek through Sapa
When your teacher friends tell you to come with them to Vietnam during their 2 week semester break, always say yes. I want to tell you everything about our awesome, action-packed adventure, so each stop is going to get it’s own post. First stop Hanoi! Traffic:There don’t really seem to be rules. You just take a deep breath and step off the curb. Everyone on … Continue reading A Grand Viet-venture!