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  • Day 189: Mud slideArrived in Lao Cai exactly on time at 6.20 am and quickly found my pick-up to go to Sapa. I was expecting it to be freezing immediately but it wasn't so bad. On the bus someone was saying though Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 27, 2016
  • Hanoi, Vietnam We landed in Hanoi late in the day so we went straight to the Metropole Sofitel Hotel. The hotel went through a renovation recently and they found a bomb shelter. Joan Baez and Hanoi Jan Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Mar 28, 2016
  • From one H-town to anotherStarted our sweet adventure four days ago, after a nice send off from friends and family. Had an epic plane ride: Auckand - Gold Coast - Kuala Lumpur - Hanoi. We both remembered how much fun long haul overnight plane rides Posted by astpurcell in OUT THE DEPARTURE GATE | Mar 27, 2016
  • Day 188: Popular :)I put the West Lake on my agenda again today and wanted to go there by way of the citadel. I picked the wrong street though and was passing it on the back along the Ministry of Defense where almost Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 25, 2016
  • Day 187: SneakyWanted to quickly finish the Women's Museum and then head over to West Lake. However, once I got to the museum I thought I should try their audio guide and ended up spending another 2.5 hours there, doing the whole Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 26, 2016
  • Day 186: Women's MuseumIt was quite a nice day today so I just started out by wandering around Hanoi in the sunshine. Went to the Bach Ma Temple, surrounded the Hoan Kiem Lake, walked over to the Opera house and then made my Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 24, 2016
  • Vietnam: Hồ Chí MinhOur last morning in Hội An consisted of eating some breakfast and getting a bit felt up by one of the Vietnamese ladies who remarked that my tummy wasn't as big as her tummy and proceeded to take a good Posted by advensha in Advensha | Mar 26, 2016
  • March 24 - HONGAI, VIETNAM What a difference a day makes, even traveling at just 20 or so knots per hour! North Vietnam is markedly cooler than the rest of the country. We arrived in the port of Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Mar 25, 2016
  • Day 185: Back to HanoiAfter a rather short night we left Freedom Island shortly past 8 am - small boat, bigger boat, bus over Cat Ba Island, small boat and back onto the cruise ship. There we met with six people doing the 2 Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 23, 2016
  • Day 184: Freedom IslandToday after breakfast it was time to leave the big boat and make our way over to Freedom Island in Lan Ha Bay, where we'd be spending most of the day and the night. We were only 5 people who Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 22, 2016
  • Day 183: Halong BayAfter a rather pleasant train ride - good company and I could actually sleep - we arrived in Hanoi around 7.45 am, a bit more than 2 hours later than planned. I had actually booked a trip to Halong Bay Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 21, 2016
  • Day 182: CavesToday I went on a day trip to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to see the Paradise Cave and the Phong Nha Cave. Driving into the National Park it was already very beautiful, just so lush. To get to Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 20, 2016
  • March 23 - CHAN MAY, VIETNAM Marble Mountain (one of five formations) is near Da Nang and China Beach. Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Mar 24, 2016
  • Hanoi, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh CityBack in Hanoi, I had hoped to take in a show that night of Traditional Vietnamese Music and Dance, but sadly, didn’t realize that it was only on Saturdays, so instead I found a lovely little Vietnamese restaurant, that also Posted by danjali in Discovering Vietnam | Mar 22, 2016
  • March 21 - HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM Our cameras took a rest on Palm Sunday. Monday morning, we took an early shuttle back into the city to pick-up our glasses and see how the tailor did. [img=http: Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Mar 21, 2016
  • March 19 - HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM Independent exploration is possible in many of the countries we visit since Crystal frequently provides a shuttle service. An hour'’s drive from the port and here we are in downtown Ho Chi Minh Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Mar 21, 2016
  • Day 181: Husband Vietnam!Took the train from Hue to Dong Hoi, the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals... There weren't many people on my coach but I was sitting opposite a very nice Vietnamese family. We started talking a bit, with the Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 19, 2016
  • Day 180: DMZToday I did a day tour to the DMZ, the de-militarised zone. I felt like I had to do it since I am here and it was, well, a long day on the bus... I got picked up around 7.30 Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 18, 2016
  • Day 2 - Ho Chi MinhStarted the morning with maple syrup soaked waffles, hash browns and coco pops - that was yummmmy! Then we went to Vinh nghiem pagoda . We saw people praying for Buddha and then light in Posted by BJDenDen in Vietnam 2016 | Mar 19, 2016
  • Day 179: Tombs and PagodasI arranged through my hostel to have a driver pick me up in the morning to show me around some more places of interest in Hue. He seemed like a very nice guy but spoke only little English so he Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 17, 2016
  • Vietnam: Hội AnThe morning of our departure from Huế was a little frazzling. I realised late in the evening that I'd left my camera repair receipt at the shop and without one I'd have no chance of claiming through my insurance. So Posted by advensha in Advensha | Mar 18, 2016
  • Day 1 - Ho Chi MinhSo our plans for the kids to fall sound asleep immediately after take off at 12:30am didn't exactly work according to plan. (Surprise surprise). By the time we arrived in HCM city we were all exhausted, so it was straight Posted by BJDenDen in Vietnam 2016 | Mar 18, 2016
  • Day 178: The Imperial CityArrived in Hue around noon and ventured out to the city's citadel soon afterwards. This is where the emperors used to live, all walled in and now it's a UNESCO heritage site. Got there with a bunch of tourist groups Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 16, 2016
  • Vietnam: HuếWhen we got to Hanoi Railway Station our train was conveniently already on the platform. We found our coach (4-berth soft-sleeper) and located our cabin. Our cabin-mates were Patty and Rusty, a lovely older couple from the US. We all Posted by advensha in Advensha | Mar 17, 2016
  • Day 177: Marble MountainI had booked an Easy Rider tour around Da Nang for today. Maddie and Abby, the two girls from Canada, wanted to do the same tour only they were to be brought to Hoi An at the end of it Posted by An.Ke in Antje is out of the office. | Mar 15, 2016
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