HO CHI MINH

Survived my last bus ride in Vietnam. If you were to consult the internet forums on the topic that is a miracle beyond belief. Half the travelers out there will have you believing that bus rides in Vietnam are a death wish and have you fearing for your life. While yes, I will admit some…

DA LAT

Yet another night bus, this one included a nice little layover in Nha Trang, waiting for our transfer bus from 4am-7am. We arrived at our hostel in Da Lat around noon in less than chirper moods. Tired and hungry, we decided to just power through and start checking things off the list. First stop, cable…

HOI AN

Well Hoi An definitely lived up to the hype. It was a very picturesque and quite charming town. On our last day I turned to Eric and very seriously asked, “I don’t get it, why can’t all towns be this cute?” Realistically it just takes some cheery brightly colored buildings (yellow is a great starting…

DA NANG

I’m going to skip right over Hue, seeing as I only spent about 14 hours in that city – half of which were spent trying to sleep while the dude in the next bunk over was snoring insanely loud through a sleep apnea machine while simultaneously trying to ignore the guy on the other bunk…

PHONG NHA

If I had to describe my experience in Phong Nha in one word, I would definitely have to go with ‘muddy’… So apparently it is rainy season in Vietnam, a fact that I must have overlooked during my research process… The main draw t0 Phong Nha are the nearby caves in the Phong Nha-Ke National…

SAPA AND BEYOND

Warning: This is going to be a longer post. A lot of emotions to convey… The moment I stepped onto the night bus to Sapa (Northern Vietnam) I thought, ‘Oh boy, this will be interesting.’ The “beds” on these night buses are made for people 5 feet and under. Shoutout to my little mama who…

HA LONG BAY

I was very much looking forward to Ha Long Bay and I am pleased to report that it lived up to the hype. Ha Long Bay is comprised of approximately 1,960 small islands. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and recognized as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Eric and I…

HANOI

My arrival to Vietnam was anything but graceful. I tripped and fell completely on my face the moment I stepped off the plane; waited in the wrong line for my visa upon arrival; went into the men’s room by mistake only to be screamed at by a very disgruntled gentlemen; couldn’t get money out of…