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We’re back home! We’ve been visiting family and friends and the most common questions is, “what was your favorite place?” Here are my favorite place of our last 18 months, in no particular order. Vietnam...

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When we look back on our travels and pick our favorite places we usually notice patterns or things that these places all have in common.  Cheap accommodation, friendly people, great weather, just to name a...

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Eating street food is a way of life for most Vietnamese, and we travelers love to join in, trying exotic dishes fried up by the best chefs around.   On the bustling An Hoi island near...

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On our first day in in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon, which we learn is still used to refer to the city center area where we are staying), we are approached by a cyclo...

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If you follow this blog, then you know that I am particularly intrigued by historical sites around the world that have been effected by war.  I am most interested in the Civil War and WWII,...

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Alissa and I have been struggling with the decision of whether or not we will even be able to make it to Halong Bay this week.  There is a typhoon that is rolling across the...

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I’ve raved online and to my friends and family about the food in Vietnam, which I’ve loved more than any other cuisine on the trip (yes, even Thai). So Hoi An is the perfect place...

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We’ve got 10 days in Hoi An, Vietnam and I’m planning to do very little.  After two days here we have a good sense of the small town and village on the beach, so I...

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After 3 days in Hanoi, we’re starting to get a sense of the city, and hopefully its a indicator of good times to come in our total of 20 days in this country.  Here’s what...

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