Spending a week in Hanoi

Hanoi - the capitol of Vietnam - it's a great place for us to spend 6 nights and just relax without any real plans. It wasn't our...

Sapa, Vietnam

We left a hot and humid Hanoi on the 10pm train headed north with Sapa as our goal. Trains run daily and take about 8 hours to Lao Cai. ...

12 weeks

Today marks 12 weeks that we have been on the road. Twelve weeks ago we landed in South Korea excited for 10 days of Winter Olympics and...

Vietnam to Cambodia - on the $14 bus

If you're trying to do south east Asia on the cheap, then one thing that you'll end up doing is the long haul bus. There are plenty of...

Saigon

We return to Ho Chi Minh City yet again, after just over two weeks away touring the middle of the country. Nha Trang, Da Lat, Da Nang,...

Huế - A day trip from Da Nang

One of the main things that Da Nang is known for is day trips, it’s proximity to several UNSECO sites makes it an easy home base for...

Da Nang continues, not all work

As mentioned in a previous post, our main objective was to get stuff done, which we accomplished. We did make some time for fun, as it...

Two weeks in Da Nang

After spending the first part of our trip with friends/family, we needed to spend time in an place where we could get some tasks done and...

Touring Da Lat, Vietnam

We're going to be hard pressed to really recommend any "must do" things in Dalat, it's a quaint city but not quite up to the hype that we...

Goodbye HCMC for now...

The last time we were in Ho Chi Minh City we ran into someone from Xiamen, where we were living at the time. He was engaged to a...

One week in Sài Gòn

We had been to Ho Chi Minh City previously, for a quick 2 night 1 day stop on the end of our first Vietnam trip about 9 years ago, so...

Consulate visits in Sài Gòn

As we mentioned earlier, we both had made appointments with our consulates to put in applications for new passports. I'd love to say -...

Travel Day - to HCMC (Sài Gòn)

We flew from Kuching to Hồ Chí Minh City via K.L. It wasn't a real early flight, we left the hotel around 8 am, but with a 5 hour layover...