- Same, same but oh so different!I'm for the most part finally caught up on my blog posting. The internet was pretty much non-existent in Laos (they only have one service provider for the entire country!). So when we got into Vietnam I was Posted by Octobrianna in Can We Cope Man? | Dec 22, 2013
- Practise kindness, good will follow.So back home (adopted) in Saigon for my last weekend in Vietnam. Man, it has flown by, but being back in New Zealand seems so long ago.
Looking for another quick city tour, I sorted more motorbike drivers. It really is Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 21, 2013
- Never forget benefits done to you, no matter how smallHere are the pictures of my adventures last week.
The city centre and lake, it looks pretty gloomy with the weather. The pagoda at Hoan Kiem Lake and their connection to the turtle.
Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 21, 2013
- Hoi AnI know, I know... It's been a while since I've dropped you guys some envy causing lines in these pages. But truth be told I've been so focused in taking it all in that I really didn't find the time Posted by mantunes in Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia | Dec 21, 2013
- Buying & Eating Too Much in Hoi AnCentral Vietnam hosts several major delights in the cities of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue. In Hoi An we pretty much shopped till we dropped, going to Hoan Kim and some ladies in the cloth market (who clearly crushed Posted by Equatorials in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Dec 20, 2013
- Waters of Vietnam: Halong BayHearing that it is time that Dave & I better blog, we heartily agree! A few words are below followed by thousands of words (in the form of pictures, that is).
A Vietnam highlight for us was Halong Bay in northeast Posted by Equatorials in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Dec 19, 2013
- Cham Islands, An Bang Beach and VillageAn Bang Seaside Village:
Before coming here, we took the public boat to the undeveloped Cham Islands. We heard the crossing might be rough, but it was not a problem getting there and back.
[i]Not our boat, Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 19, 2013
- Quick Confession Time...After 6 weeks on the road, I broke down and gave into temptation. I am hear to confess, "I cheated." After years of never straying, I gave into weakness and cheated with this guy. No words were exchanged, Posted by Scatman in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Dec 19, 2013
- Making my way downtown, walking fast, then I'm homeboundAs of last Thursday (12th December) I taught my last class in Saigon and finished up my volunteering project AIESEC Hope for Children) and my internship work I ended up doing for an English school teaching many night classes to Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 19, 2013
- Hoi AnWe have spent a few days in this charming, though commercial city. For hundreds of years it was a major port, but eventually the river leading to the nearby sea filled with silt, and so the boat Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 17, 2013
- Sapa and the Tonkin AlpsI was awakened by the rattling train the next morning; the train is still packed like a refugee train and Jess was still dead sleeping beside me. Well, we were ripped off the night before by train touts, and I Posted by rcks in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- Tam CocWe checked out from our hostel early morning and headed for Ninh Binh, where lies the infamous Tam Coc Grottoes, a.k.a Halong Bay on land. Flushed with a dire need of adventure, we decided to expore Ninh Binh on our Posted by rcks in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- Hello Uncle Ho!I was awakened by the Hanoi's traffic at around 7.00am, but the weather was so cool that I felt so tempted to laze in my bed all day long. Still, I had a long day to go, so reluctantly I Posted by rcks in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- HanoiThe flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi was delayed; we arrived in the nick of time at 7am, feeling extremely relieved that we did not miss the flight, and it turned out that the flight time had been put off Posted by rcks in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- Why Vietnam?Why Vietnam? I asked myself.
Vietnam has always somehow seem quite fascinating to me. It's cheap (fairly), easily accessible, and has been a backpacker's haven for decades, and most of all, it has a rich cultural history which I have a Posted by rcks in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- A slow meander through the Mekong delta.===Getting off the well-beaten track is not so easy in Vietnam - the number of foreign tourists here, unsurprisingly, far exceeds the density found anywhere we have previously visited on this trip - but these last few days in the Posted by stuartfinch in Somewhere Over The Urals. | Dec 13, 2013
- Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times...A dear friend of mine in Vietnam took me to visit a local area in Ho Chi Minh City which is known for their strong Catholic faith. Being mid-December it also means their Christmas celebrations are in full speed and Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 13, 2013
- Observations on one or two of the joys of Vietnamese travel
A very cute boy on the ferry lucky enough to have a helmet. He kept it on for the duration of the 90 minute ferry crossing.
Vietnam is country number 10 on this tri Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Dec 12, 2013
- Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc island is off the coast of Cambodia and although in the past it was governed by Cambodia, it is currently Vietnamese. Despite this, some Cambodians are unwilling t Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Dec 12, 2013
- Strength: a river cuts through a rock...Last weekend I squeezed in a trip to the Mekong before my last week here in Saigon :(
It was fantastic. The first day we visited the river nearby Cai Be visiting four islands by boat which are inhabited and saw Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 12, 2013
- Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonderSo the other day (days are passing so quickly and they are blending into one) my friend Hanh, took me out to the Cu Chi tunnels for the day on her motorbike. Even though it is around 50kms away it Posted by breannamorgan34 in Somewhere in Vietnam | Dec 11, 2013
- Hanoi Old Quarter VietnamIt focuses the handicraft activities and all trade, which formed into many specific trading streets and created a separate tradition of urban residents. Today, the Old Quarter of Hanoi is an attractive destination for those who want to visit this Posted by Jenny Hoang in Travel places in Vietnam | Dec 10, 2013
- Duong Lam Ancient Village Hanoi VietnamToday, Duong lam village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields… The roads of Duong lam were special because they have the shape as the bones Posted by Jenny Hoang in Travel places in Vietnam | Dec 10, 2013
- Hanoi Vietnam That is the reason why Hanoian feel as closely connected to their Red River as children do towards their mothers.
In the old days, the Red River was given another common name: Cai (Mother) River. The name of Hanoi (Exterior Posted by Jenny Hoang in Travel places in Vietnam | Dec 10, 2013
- The Mighty Mekong Delta, VietnamWe headed out for today's excursion just before 7am having successfully managed to dodge the breakfast at our hotel. We were half expecting reception to check we had eaten due to us attempting to refuse the voucher the night before. Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Dec 8, 2013