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Author: Andrea

A Night Out in Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An ended up being my favorite destination in Vietnam. While it is very touristy, the Old Town’s charm, Night market, beautiful lanterns, delicious street food all within a bike rides distance to the beach made for an amazing city. The journey from Hue to Hoi An is only a few hours and an easy drive. You can take the scenic drive over the mountain but the newer highway is quicker if you are in a hurry. A lot of tourists take inexpensive taxis between the two cities but we took a private bus. Cars, buses, and even mopeds are Read More

Halong Bay Caves and Sunsets

Halong Bay is one of the most famous sights in Vietnam. It is home to the amazing Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave but the most impressive views are of the pointed, rainforest-covered, limestone islands that litter the bay. Arguably, Halong Bay has the best views in Vietnam. My group boarded a junk boat for the day and night which was pretty roomy, 8 room, 3 story vessel. My room was closest to the engine room which made for a rude awakening at 1am when we had to turn on the engine and change positions. Also it was the hardest bed I Read More