- HueWhen we arrived in Hue it was pouring, and our taxi driver tried to cheat us. Everyone, especially taxi drivers it seems, can't be nice. Hue, much smaller than Hanoi is more manageable. While there Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Oct 20, 2013
- Hà Nội, Việt NamFinally (three days later than planned) we landed in Ha Noi around 21:00. We had paid for our hotel to pick us up as we knew at the time of night we would struggle to figure it out ($18 but Posted by Nick-n-Charlie in Our Honeymoon World Tour | Sep 28, 2013
- Hoi An... oh so prettyOur relatively short bus ride (just over 3 hours) from Hue to Hoi An was fairly uneventful. Considering 4/5ths of Vietnam is mountainous, so far the general landscape that we've seen is suprisingly bland and a bit bleak - it's Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Oct 18, 2013
- NARRATING A DOCUMENTARYMrs. Thao was going to be in Ho Chi Minh City for a week or so at the end of May and she had been asked by her former employer, the manager of the local TV station to edit a Posted by Rhondalee in Getting ready for the year long journey | Oct 18, 2013
- So long, Mui Ne...Hello everyone!
This morning we are leaving Mui Ne, bussing back to Ho Chi Minh city where we'll spend about 2 days. In just over half an hour the teachers are coming for room check, so because my family won't Posted by chella.thornton in Chella + The World | Oct 17, 2013
- Hue (pronounced Hoo-ay)After our gruelling train journey, we checked in at our Hue hotel... a very welcome sight!
We were all a bit jaded but after a quick breakfast it was straight onto the full day's act Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Oct 17, 2013
- Sleeper train horrorWe had to take a sleeper train - apparently the famous Reunification Express - which runs all the way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Our stop, Hue, is roughly halfway down the S shape of Vietnam. Most of Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Oct 16, 2013
- Halong BayThis was a highly anticipated part of the trip for both of us and it didn't disappoint! It's so beautiful and impressive. Now one of the 7 new natural wonders of the world, Halong Bay consists of 1969 islands (limestone Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Oct 16, 2013
- Hanoi by dayThe first part of the day was included in the tour and was a visit to the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. The latter was closed but was still impressive from the outside.
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- Ha Long Bay + Mui NeOn Oct 10, we took the 4 hour bus ride to Ha Long Bay, where we boarded our cruise boat for the next few days. Our guide, Peter, was absolutely hilarious. The day that we arrived on the boat, we Posted by chella.thornton in Chella + The World | Oct 14, 2013
- Miss SaigonThere are 10 million people in Ho Chi Minh City and a staggering 5.2 million motorcycles. A mere 5 minutes after getting in to a taxi from the station (with a soundtrack of Bony M my driver had found specially Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Oct 13, 2013
- Hanoi - you crazy wild thingI don't use this very often, but OMG (or oi troi oi as it's said in Vietnamese!). Hanoi comes up and slaps you in the face!
Hanoi is incredible... it's frantic, crazy, life-threatening, thronging, an assault on every sense available... Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Oct 11, 2013
- Scariest day of my life. So far!
Today I went canyoning, it was THE scariest day of my life! I was terrified. The river parts were fun, at one point we went down a water slide and at another point we were able to do a Posted by HelenHeneghan in Helen goes round the world! | Oct 11, 2013
- Moscow-on-SeaAfter all the sightseeing I thought it necessary to chill out for a bit. To that end I got off the sleeper train in Nha Trang on the South China Sea, famed for its beaches. It seems the Russians have Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Oct 10, 2013
- October in Vietnam.I've been really bad at keeping the blog updated. A combination of poor Internet and lack of time. Is amazing how busy I have kept myself.
Apologies for this super long entry. You might want to go to the toilet and Posted by HelenHeneghan in Helen goes round the world! | Oct 10, 2013
- Hello Vietnam!Hi again!
I wrote a fabulous long blog posting yesterday, but the internet died before I could post it, and I lost all my work. :( Here's round two!
Right now I'm in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. We had Posted by chella.thornton in Chella + The World | Oct 9, 2013
- Floods and RuinsTo leave Hue I finally got to try the Vietnamese train system. It did not start well. I arrived at the station to be told my train to Danang had been delayed. However, the early morning service hadn't arrived Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Oct 8, 2013
- My-Son, The Ancient Champa Hindu Kingdom of VietnamI opened the NY Times today and realized that the famous North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap who threw both the French and the Americans out of his country had passed away. Growing up in India during the Vietnam war Posted by Ramdas Iyer in Ramdas Iyer's- World Traveller Blogs | Oct 6, 2013
- Imperial SplendourAfter the track flooding incident I had another half day to spend in Hanoi before my flight so I ambled around, drinking iced coffee and looking at cathedrals and pagodas and temples. Hanoi, consider yourself well and truly done.
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- Vietnam adventures continued...Welcome to Hoi An! Now this is the Vietnam I imagined. It's very quaint. Much smaller, less busy, less crazy and overall much friendlier than Hanoi. I love it. We arrived at the airport after a horrendous flight. The Posted by HelenHeneghan in Helen goes round the world! | Oct 2, 2013
- Vietnam adventures.I've been meaning to write this entry for a few days now but somehow time just slips away...
I have been keeping busy, cramming in as much as possible. Those who know me well know I like to do the Posted by HelenHeneghan in Helen goes round the world! | Oct 2, 2013
- Good Morning VietnamVietnam Airlines was a pleasant surprise, the two toddlers and newborn behind me were less welcome. Baggage collection resembled a budget version of the Generation Game; 7 rice cookers, 3 vacuum cleaners and a microwave (no cuddly toy) went past Posted by arianemeena in Two Pairs of Shoes | Oct 1, 2013
- Nga Nam Floating marketNga Nam floating market located 40km away from Bac Lieu City and travelers can also get there from Soc Trang Province. Nga Nam means five branches of rivers flow into one and that explains why Nga Nam floating market Posted by jason BVN in Mekong Delta's Attractions | Sep 30, 2013
- Hanoi!So Vietnam? It rains! A lot!! Guess it's my own fault for coming in monsoon season...
Despite the weather Hanoi has been great fun. I have meet some really nice people and everyone seems pretty friendly. Especially the locals when they Posted by HelenHeneghan in Helen goes round the world! | Sep 26, 2013
- Same Same But DifferentSame same but different is a common expression here. You can even find it on the tourist shirts. It pretty much sums up my 2nd visit to this beautiful country. In 1 year the changes are noticeable yet the charm Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Sep 25, 2013