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Month: November 2018

Hue, Vietnam

Hue in central Vietnam is the imperial city of the Nguyen Dynasty is filled with royal palaces, citadel, royal tombs, and pagodas. Our local tour guide in Hue informed us of the proper way to pronounce Hue. Smile and say “hway”. The smiling part is apparently essential There was a lot about Hue that made me smile so it made sense after getting a feel of the royal city. From Hanoi, my group of 7  (plus 1 guide) took an overnight train to Hue. The fancier of the two trains has 4 berth cabins. The beds are very short but Read More

Hanoi, Vietnam

I just spent the most amazing 10 days in Vietnam! Vietnam was never at the top of my to-do list but so many other travelers recommended it that I added it to my Southeast Asia itinerary.  Flying from Hong Kong, where I started my Southeast Asia trip, to Hanoi was quick, easy, and a non-stop flight! The Confucius Temple of Literature was my first sightseeing stop. Getting there included dodging mopeds on the street because sidewalks here are petty much non-existent as they are filled with Vietnamese in small plastic chairs, vats of noodles being cooked, and parked mopeds. Crossing Read More