Hanoi home cooking class- delicious!

We spent our last day in Vietnam at the Hanoi Home Cooking class, to learn more about the local cuisine in a hands-on way. We were greeted at our hotel and taken to the class by our host, Lily.   The…

Hoa Lo Prison, A.K.A., the “Hanoi Hilton”

We spent the last two days of our Vietnam trip in Hanoi. After checking into our hotel, (this was a seven-different-hotels-in-nine-nights kind of a trip), we set off on foot to find the notorious Hoa Lo Prison, otherwise known as…

HaLong Bay, Vietnam- breathtaking!

After a quick flight from DaNang to Hanoi, a driver picked us up for a three hour drive to HaLong Bay. I enjoyed the scenery on the drive, and tried not to pay attention to the crazy Vietnamese driving practices!  Upon arrival at…

Hoi An, Vietnam- loads of charm and the world’s best sandwich!

The drive from DaNang to Hoi An was so beautiful, we were definitely out of the city now. This was more how I envisioned Vietnam to look. Our first order of business was to find a certain sandwich shop that…

DaNang, China Beach and a mountain of marble

We arrived in the city of DaNang, late at night and the entire hotel staff was waiting for us. We stayed at a small boutique hotel, owned and operated by a family, and they were so nice and accommodating. Matt…

Ho Chi Minh City, (A.K.A. Saigon), Vietnam

We were fortunate enough to spend the first few weeks of this month in the beautiful country of Vietnam. We started in Ho Chi Minh City, at the far southern tip, and worked our way north to Hanoi, with a few stops…