Ho Chi Mihn

We spent our final rainy morning in Hanoi visiting the country’s most famous leader. The Ho Chi Mihn complex had a lot of sights to see, and started, of course, with a visit to the man himself.  There is tight security with metal detectors and they took away my bottled water and gum – but […]

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Amazing Cave

We all slept well on our Halong Bay cruise boat last night.  I’ve found the bedding in Vietnam quite different (soft) than other Asian countries. Breakfast was a nice buffet; I had Pho, Zoe chose fruit and toast, Avi eggs, and Bryan had noodles.   Then, up and adam, we were summoned  “please follow Chris” […]

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Halong Bay

Our guide Chris is hysterical.  He was telling us all about tricking people into eating dog meat while we rode the bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay.  He also speaks in third person all the time, as in, “Chris’s group, come now follow Chris! (high pitched effeminate squeal) oooaaaa”. Later, on the boat he gave […]

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Tam Coc

What a day!  We woke early this morning – being 2 hours ahead – and had a great breakfast downstairs at our hotel.  I’m exceedingly impressed with this place’s service…. Even if they mixed it up a bit.  Bryan’s banana pancakes got translated as an American breakfast with pancakes.  He will try again tomorrow. Our […]

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Hanoi

Our trip to Hanoi was wonderfully uneventful.  We woke early, caught a can that happened by the house, and took the city bus to Incheon airport.  After checkin we made our way to the second terminal (where the foreign airlines are), and let the kids play in the playground for a bit.  Walked to our […]

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