Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hanoi to Saigon

We briefly returned to Hanoi after Sapa for just 1 night before heading out again…this time to Saigon. The plan was to stay in Saigon just for 1 night, and then leave on Sunday, March 30 to Mui Ne. Our … Continue reading

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Sapa: Trekking with Mao

The picture below pretty much sums up our entire experience at Sapa, especially after the trek we did from March 25-26: Mao showed up in front of our hotel at 9:30am, as promised. She told us that we would trek … Continue reading

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Sapa: Ham Rong Mountain and Cat Cat Village

Our first full day in Sapa was spent exploring Ham Rong (Dragon Jaw) Mountain and nearby Cat Cat Village. Ham Rong Mountain was part of a larger park and included a steep, rocky climb to the top with views that … Continue reading

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Sapa: Love at First Sight

After our lovely dinner with Bao and his family, Chris and I got dropped off at the Ha Noi Train Station via scooter, thanks to Bao and his dad. Despite it being dark and drizzly, we made it safely. We … Continue reading

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Hanoi (Lots of FOOD!!)

Our first week in Hanoi was spent settling in, getting accustomed to the time zone, hanging out with friends, and most importantly, eating the best Vietnamese food in the world. Below is a quick summary. Tuesday, March 18: First meal … Continue reading

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It is a Good Door

Found in the Hàng Bồ district, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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“…but you’re flying first class, so that’s okay!”

Signs were plastered along the wait lines and columns at the airport, clearly stating that the weight limit for each carry on item was 7 kg (~15 lb) for Eva Airlines.  Chris and I each had a 50L backpack that … Continue reading

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