Hungry in Hanoi

After spending 45 days in snowy Mongolia, Nick and I were excited for some fresh food and warm weather. We spent 3 days exploring Hanoi and our stomachs were reset and elated. My college friend, Sarah works in Hanoi and we had a blast seeing a friendly face and staying at her quiet apartment. Thanks Sarah!!!! We…

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Chilling in Cat Ba

From Hanoi, Nick and Stacia took 3 buses and a ferry ($8 pp – 7 hours) and arrived at Cat Ba Island in Halong Bay. Although beautiful, it seemed impossible to escape tourists (we can’t even imagine what it would be like during high season). We had a blast climbing, swimming in emerald water and…

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Navigating Northern Vietnam

Nick and I love our new life on the road. We are having a blast getting lost, eating among cockroaches, sleeping in $6 guesthouses, drinking tea, being vulnerable, haggling, trying new things and sharing smiles with strangers. However, Vietnam has been challenging for us in 2 unique ways, we are overwhelmed by the number of tourists…

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Dong Ha & Hue

After 2 consecutive nights spent on a sleeper bus, Nick and I arrived to Dong Ha at 5am in the pouring rain. We were welcomed to Central Vietnam with the beginning of the rainy season. Most tourists visit the caves in Dong Hoi, however due to flooding, Nick and I headed to nearby Dong Ha to…

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Da Nang & Hội An

Nick and I took the train from Hue to Da Nang and enjoyed the scenic journey along the coast. We watched as the wind blew and waves crashed onto shore, a result of Typhoon Sarika. This was a beautiful ride and would recommend it as it skirts around Hai Van Pass. Anyone who watches the show Top Gear will recognize…

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Mekong Delta & Phu Quoc

Can Tho This is the epicenter of the Mekong Delta and is the largest city in the region. While in Can Tho, Nick and I spent time exploring the riverfront, night market, floating markets and a rice noddle factory. At 5 am we boated to the Cai Rang Floating Market (produce) and Phong Dien Floating…

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