Windy Beaches, Disappointing Food, and Some Last Minute Shopping

Beachside in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet Getting up at 4 am, even before the roosters began to crow, was no treat, but catching the 6:50 Vietnam Airlines flight from Danang to Nha Trang was the only way to ensure that the beach could be reached in daylight. A 50-minute flight and four hours in a bus … Continue reading Windy Beaches, Disappointing Food, and Some Last Minute Shopping

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From Imperial Gardens to Lantern-Lit Alleys

Hue, Town of Emperors Hue, the old capital city of imperial southern Vietnam, was reached in the early evening after a one hour flight from Hanoi. The first stop was dinner, had at the Royal Park, where extra attention had been paid to the decorations of the serving plates: peacocks, roosters, flowers and even the … Continue reading From Imperial Gardens to Lantern-Lit Alleys

Exploring the North: Villages, Skyscrapers, and a Couple Embalmed Dudes

A bus ride through Saigon morning traffic and a two hour flight on Vietnam Airlines was all it took to be transported ovet 1000 km to the capital city, Hanoi, and a whole different Vietnam. The weather cooled by 15 degrees and the overall atmosphere turned more conservative and at the same time more modern, … Continue reading Exploring the North: Villages, Skyscrapers, and a Couple Embalmed Dudes