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Modern Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 118: Country #13.2 Whereas the touristy and traditional history of Vietnam is located on the East of the city around Ho Hoan Kiem lake, the modern developments are mostly […]

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Day 117: Country #13.2 I felt compelled to join the hordes of tourists to Ha Long Bay, an iconic Vietnam tour destination and World Heritage Site. It’s actually quite far […]

Old Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 116: Country #13.2 I was happy that I saving over 40 hours of uncomfortable bus travel according to forum posts detailing the horrors of the Vientiane-Hanoi bus route. Like […]

Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 115: Country #14 I debated making a third attempt to visit Kaysone Museum, but instead got detoured by some fruit vendors from the Morning Market outside Talat Sao Mall, […]

Vientiane-Thailand, Laos

Day 114: Country #14 Vientiane is unusually located in that it is the capital of a country, but the city border is shared with another country, Thailand. I could easily […]

Vietnam to Laos by land

Day 112: Country #14 Aware that it would be an extremely long bus ride with plenty of opportunity to sleep, I woke early and trekked to the Ben Xe bus […]

Phong Nha, Vietnam

Phong Nha is a small town in Central Vietnam at the edge of an extensive network of caves, karst mountain formations, forests and agriculture. It’s caves draw tourists, but the […]

Danang to Phong Nha, Vietnam

The hostel owner was very nice and helped me print out an eVisa, but I ended up talking to her for a while before finally making my way to the […]

Hoi An and Danang, Vietnam

We arrived in the early morning to the Queen bus station in Hoi An, but it was closed, which was unexpected. I walked around looking for a place to store […]

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang is a coastal resort city conveniently located 1/4 of the way between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. With such a long coastline, I wanted to visit a […]

Outer Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I checked out early and loaded my bag onto the minivan for a combination Cu chi tunnels and Mekong Delta tour. I paid a little extra in order to do […]

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh was the leader who brought Communism to Vietnam. After annexing South Vietnam, he unified the country, and Saigon, the previous capital of South Vietnam was renamed in […]