Category Archives: Vietnam

Ha Long Bay

After my morning in the Imperial Citadel in Hue, it was time to take our longest train journey of the trip up to Hanoi, and from there a bus to Ha Long Bay.  We started our epic travel day with … Continue reading

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Hue Imperial Citadel

After my night out in Hue, and saved by the 2 am bahn mi trolley, I woke up EARLY to try to avoid the worst of the heat and humidity by getting to Hue’s Royal Citadel soon after it opened, … Continue reading

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Freewheeling in Hoi An

The second night train was easier than the first, and slightly less arctic, so arriving to sticky & humid Hoi An I was less tired than I thought. We checked in and started walking towards the old city, but stopped … Continue reading

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Nha Trang: diving and eating

We arrived in Nha Trang at sunrise, dropped our bags at the hotel, and headed for the beach. I rented a lounger and an umbrella for the day (35 000 VND $2.25 CAD) and then lay there all day. That’s … Continue reading

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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ben Thanh Market and the train to Nha Trang

My last day in Ho Chi Minh City was the first day of the tour that I joined for 12 days while here in Vietnam. We had met the night before for introductions and a group dinner at an entirely … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City: War and Culture

Day two in Hi Chi Minh City was just as bustling and busy as day one. After a decent sleep, I woke up early, had pho and toast for breakfast and set out for what would be an exhausting and … Continue reading

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Pho pho good!

    Within 2 hours of arriving in Vietnam, I was enjoying a bowl of pho at a restaurant frequented by Anthony Bourdain and packed with locals.  I had dropped my bag off at my hotel and was told I couldn’t … Continue reading

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