Category Archives: Vietnam

Cat Ba Island – Our Final Vietnam Days

After Phong Nha, we spent a couple days back in Hanoi to hang out with friends. I even had an old Vietnamese American friend from high school visiting Hanoi at the same time, so we made time to hang out too. … Continue reading

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Phong Nha

Our train from Đồng Hới to Hanoi was scheduled to depart at 7:30pm so we had the entire day of May 1st to spend in Phong Nha. Our single day in Phong Nha ended up being way more entertaining than we … Continue reading

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Hang En and Hang Son Doong

*Note: For an amazing set of Hang Sơn Đoòng photos, please check out my photographer friend Kiwi Chris’ photo album here. My story goes below: We left Đông Hà on Thursday, April 24 via local train to Đồng Hới for our Phong Nha transfer. … Continue reading

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Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province (The REAL Vietnam)

When I told my mom I was going to Đồng Hới, Quảng Trị, she puzzledly asked me why I was going there. Travel sites also warned that there was nothing to do there. Tripadvisor hardly had any information on lodging and places to eat, … Continue reading

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Hue

The train route from Huế to Đà Nẵng is well known for having beautiful scenery with the endless coast to the east and lush, hilly jungles to the west, so we chose the ~2.5 hour train ride over the bus. For Vietnamese-Americans like myself, Huế … Continue reading

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Da Nang

Hội An to Đà Nẵng is only about 30 km away, so we decided to pass on the $10-$25 transportation options from travel agencies and opted for the local public bus instead, which was less than $1 USD/person! Score! Although local buses … Continue reading

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Silk and Ruins

Two excursions we made while in Hoi An were a trip to the Silk Village (which was only 1 km away) and the Hindu ruins of Mỹ Sơn (43 km away). The Silk Village shed light on how silk worms are farmed … Continue reading

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