Category vietnam

To go North or to go South

After our adventures in Ha Long Bay, David and I had a big decision to make that night. Do we go south and chase the sun to what we have heard to be an amazing beach town, Hoi An…or do we go north to the mountains, to a small town we heard had amazing views […]

Cat Ba island Nature Preserve

Cat Ba island is mostly made up of nature preserve and very few roads. The only way to get around the island is by motor bike, so of course David and I had to see the islands for ourselves. You can walk up to anyone on the street and negotiate a day rental for about […]

Bus – Bus – Boat – Bus – Cat Ba Island

One of the major tourist attractions of northern Vietnam is a place called Ha Long Bay, if you haven’t heard of it, Google it. Beautiful limestone islands that jut out of the water, amazing…But also a tourist trap. David and I being on a budget didnt want to sign up for the expensive chartered trip….plus […]

Bat Trang

A few days ago David and I headed to a small village outside of Hanoi called Bat Trang. It is a small village where everyone works in ceramics….a bunch of Vietnamese Davids….except some where making life size ceramic dogs, not quite Davids style. We took a local bus about 13 kilometers (we are so acclimated […]

Moto Bikes and Hanoi

Out first day in Hanoi was amazing! Jet lag got us out of our room bright and early and we were pleasantly surprised when our hotels free breakfast offered eggs and bacon. I also had my first passion fruit…I thought that was just a flavor in Jamba Juices. They are very small and yellow inside […]

Finally Arrived

We finally made it to Hanoi! The trip started with me getting a very bad head cold a day before we left. Congested and tired, I tried to ignore the fact I was sick and not complain….and poor David had to listen to me blow my nose over what felt like a million times on […]