And on to Hue…

This morning we hopped on another bus for the relatively short trip to Hue (pronounced Hway).  This one was only four or so hours long.  It’s still overcast but not raining and it’s… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Natalie

Today we visited the Champa ruins at My Son.  They are part of a the old Indian influenced kingdom of Champa.  Many, many centuries old.  It was quite a good trip and the… Continue reading

It’s stopped raining but this new town is flooded…

We arrived in Hoi An very early this morning (about 6am) and were able to immediately go to our rooms.  This meant we were free to unpack, sleep, and shower (rather necessary after… Continue reading

Lizards and mice and bugs…Oh My!

We’ve now completed our first stint on the overnight trains here in Vietnam.  It was certainly an interesting experience and we have three more night trains before we’re done.  In our cabin of… Continue reading

Raindrops keep falling on my head

Finally we went on our boat trip today.  It rained the whole way out to the island, which shouldn’t have been a surprise.  Once there it cleared for a while and some of… Continue reading

Another day in (raining) paradise

So, no boat trip today.  it did clear up eventually but not enough to venture out on the open seas.  The boat trip is postponed till tomorrow now – weather still permitting.  So… Continue reading

From the misty mountains to the rainy coast

And we’re back online.  I had a great time in Da Lat, but was so busy enjoying my trip I didn’t make it to an internet cafe.  After our marathon bus trip up… Continue reading

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Hi! Today was our day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels but in Vietnam it was also Teacher’s Day.  All the schools seemed to have displays, balloons and flags on show.  Lots of… Continue reading

Back in Saigon

So I’ve returned from my Mekong Delta boat trip and will be in Saigon for another two nights.  The boat trip was great.  It’s so relaxing being on board and you get a… Continue reading

Mekong Delta boat trip

Today we leave for an overnight trip to the Mekong Delta which will include a homestay in a village.  Here’s hoping the the rains there have eased.  Met some of my tour group… Continue reading