Category Archives: Vietnam

Killing Fields/Genocide Museum/Vietnam & Cambodia border crossing

Once in Saigon, our next step was to cross the border into Cambodia. From speaking to travelers and mentioned in the Lonely Planet book, there were two options: One, to get a visa on arrival or two, to get an … Continue reading

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Cu Chi tunnels/Ho Chi Mihn city (Saigon)

The Cu Chi tunnels are tunnels that were used during the Vietnamese war by the Vietnamese soldiers. Cu Chi is a small town a two hour bus ride from the city. The tunnels were constructed over a period of 20 … Continue reading

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Dalat

We are starting to enter a time crunch since we have only a week and a half to make it to Bangkok but still have things we want to see in Vietnam and sites to see in Cambodia. For this … Continue reading

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Mui Ne

The bus from Dalat to Mui Ne was fairly miserable. Instead of riding on the already-too-small sleeper busses, we were on a regular shtutle bus. The bus ride was a windy 4 hours on windy dirt roads with the bus … Continue reading

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Hoi Ann

Moving on we caught our 4 hour bus from Hue to Hoi Ann. Hoi Ann we were told and read is a must stop destination. Being in the center of the country, most travelers stop here. It is known for … Continue reading

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Hue citidel, Tu Duc tomb

We took the night bus again from Phong Nha straight to Hue which was about 4 hours. Hue is known for its Citadel and tombstones of past emperors in the 17 and 1800s. We rented bicycles and rode over to … Continue reading

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Phong Nha, Phong Nha Cave

Our plan for Vietnam is to reach Ho Chi Minh city which is at the far south end of the country. We wanted to make some progress so decided to make a good chunk of progress and head to Phong … Continue reading

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Ha Long City, Ha Long Bay

My brother and Tessa had been to Ha Long Bay, a very popular tourist destination. They did a multi day cruise based out of a tour from the city. Following their advice we didn’t book a tour from the city … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Tam Dao, Ha Long City

The fight to Hanoi, Vietnam from Boston took about 36 hours door to door. I flew Boston to Chicago, Chicago to Tokyo, and Tokyo to Hanoi. The Old Quarter, where we were staying, was about an hour ride from the … Continue reading

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