Tag Archives: Vietnam

Streetside Dining in Hanoi, Vietnam

In the evenings along the crowded streets of the Old Quarter myriad small outdoor “kitchens” appear. Much like in all the cities and towns that we’ve seen in Vietnam, when it’s time to eat, a kitchen will pop up. So … Continue reading

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Paradise Cruise on Ha Long Bay – Part 2

Note: This trip was taken Febuary 23-25, 2011. The Paradise breakfast buffet, although not one our preferred buffet experiences, was appropriate to the quality level of the vessel. I’ve tasted better noodle soup; Don’s omelet was a bit watery; no … Continue reading

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Sight Seeing in Hanoi, Vietnam

The train arrived back in Hanoi at 4:45AM. Although our cabin mates, two Australian young men, were much quieter than the Vietnamese family on the trip up, I didn’t sleep well. The last half hour of the trip as the … Continue reading

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Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

Note: I’m posting about two and half weeks after the fact. Normally it wouldn’t matter much, but since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan I feel it is necessary to correct the timeline. We ended this trip in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Bac Ha Market and Moving on to Sapa, Vietnam

Even before the sun was up we could hear the steady stream of traffic heading to the market. It takes a while for the market to get going so we are in no hurry. The tour buses from Sa Pa … Continue reading

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Train to Sapa and the Can Cau Market, Vietnam

I can’t believe I slept until 6:00AM on the world’s hardest bed. Mattresses in Asia are generally much firmer than in the West, but the beds at the Confu Hotel in Bac Ha are as hard as a carpeted floor. … Continue reading

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Train to Hue, Vietnam

Breakfast at the Long Life Riverside Hotel in Hoi An is the typical buffet with a decent selection of Western and Eastern items. Depending on what you like for breakfast, some of your favorites may be missing. No cereal or … Continue reading

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