Blog posts from Vietnam 2016
Vietnam 2016: tasting Hanoi

Vietnam 2016: tasting Hanoi

After the snafu with our hotel, I was ready to get out and about and try some local beers (that potentially weren't yellow). Thankfully, I had read up on a place that had a variety of brews...

Vietnam 2016: shopping in Hanoi

Vietnam 2016: shopping in Hanoi

Hanoi is a bustling city, and things are for sale wherever you look. Friday night our path from dinner to the hotel took us right past the Night Market. The crowds were fairly sizable, but not as...

Vietnam 2016: sights with Hanoi Kids

Vietnam 2016: sights with Hanoi Kids

The last three days of our trip were spent in bustling Hanoi, so we had time to see quite a few sights. While researching the trip I came across Hanoi Kids, a college club that pairs students...

Vietnam 2016: Hanoi hotels

Vietnam 2016: Hanoi hotels

For the second half of our Vietnam trip we were in Hanoi twice, first for a single night, then for two nights. We carefully chose places based on quietness and breakfast options; unfortunately for...

Vietnam 2016: living cheap in Hue

Vietnam 2016: living cheap in Hue

The Vedana Resort graciously allowed us to take their free shuttle into Hue, which was appreciated, but for some reason we stopped at a different hotel. It seemed like our driver wanted us to drop...

Vietnam 2016: exploring Hoi An

Vietnam 2016: exploring Hoi An

Hoi An's Old Town is a UNESCO heritage site, and really quite beautiful and pleasant to walk around. It is clearly a tourist area, but in this case it doesn't diminish the charm as much as I might...

Vietnam 2016: food in Hoi An

Vietnam 2016: food in Hoi An

Thursday Walking around town our first day, Leandra was ready for a snack and steered us toward Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen. Just up the street from a row of tailor shops we found the small cart...

Vietnam 2016: My Grandma’s Home Cooking

Vietnam 2016: My Grandma’s Home Cooking

I walked over to the meetup spot by 7:45am (!) to gather at the office along with three British women who were also taking the Market Tour portion of the class. After introducing ourselves, we took...

Vietnam 2016: custom clothing in Hoi An

Vietnam 2016: custom clothing in Hoi An

Eric and I knew we wanted to get a few items of clothing made while staying in Hoi An, but the sheer number of available tailors was overwhelming. Given our three full days in town, it made sense to...

Vietnam 2016: hotel in Hoi An

Vietnam 2016: hotel in Hoi An

Originally we planned to stay at the Goda Boutique Hotel, halfway between town and the beach. However, as we were packing for our trip we noticed the weather looked like it was going to be cloudy...

Vietnam 2016: overview

Vietnam 2016: overview

After a snowy February 2015 we decided that we needed to get away somewhere warmer for a chunk of February 2016. We eventually settled on a trip back to southeast Asia, this time to Vietnam. Our...

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