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Tag: Asia

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

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