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Tag: Vietnam

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

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