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Hanoi: The Cultural Hustle and Bustle of Northern Vietnam

We didn't get off on the right foot when we rolled into Hanoi a little after 5am on an overnight bus from Hue. First, it was absolutely pouring rain when the bus let us out on a random corner on the edge of town. (I am certain this is all part of the plan for these companies to pass...

Experiencing Hang Tien, the “Fairy Cave,” with a DMZ Tour on the Side

The largest cave in the world, Hang Son Doong, sits near the Laos-Vietnam border in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. First discovered in 1991 by a local man walking by hearing the sound of rushing river through the jungle, it was not explored until 2009 by a group of British researchers. Then, it wasn't until 2013 that the first...

Hungry in Hue: Vietnam’s Former Royal Capital

I was sitting in a small family owned Vietnamese restaurant in Georgia the other day recalling one of our favorite destinations in Vietnam while I waited for what became one of our favorite dishes. I could smell the aroma from the kitchen and watched customers coming in and out of the restaurant. I wasn't sure how it was going...

A Unique Blend of Influences in Hoi An, Vietnam

We began our Vietnam journey in Ho Chi Minh City highlighting the Mekong Delta and remnants of the Vietnam War. From there we continued northward with our next stop in the quaint town of Hoi An. We decided to take a quick flight up to maximize our time exploring and avoid the 12hr bus ride to get there. Of...

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