• Yes, there is a man taking a big dump in the river behind me. Welcome to Haiphong!
    Yes, there is a man taking a big dump in the river behind me. Welcome to Haiphong!
  • Let's all work together!
    Let's all work together!
  • Birthday girl in Haiphong
    Birthday girl in Haiphong

Entries from Central Vietnam

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Nha Trang

Here’s how we travel: We stay in a place if we like it, leave if we don’t. We have no long-range itinerary other than knowing when our visa expires and the country kicks us out. We plan a day at a

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Hoi An

I heard this would happen.   Come to Hoi An, stay for two days and then feel yourself ease into two more, and still two more, and eventually leave when you have no choice.   We’re now on d

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Vietnam in the blood

Is it too soon to forget?   Is it too soon to joke?   Is it too soon to be drinking a cappuccino by day and licking a gelato by night in the town of Hoi An, strolling along a river that ran

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Tell it like you are

Simple: Bus leaves at 1:30, buy the ticket from the hotel the day before, take a taxi to the station at 1:15. Board a thing called a bus. Sit in a thing called a seat. Press an accelerator and watch t

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Hue

18 hours south of Halong Bay on a miserable overnight bus... lies Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam.

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Hue

Last I left off two days ago, we were leaving the northern island of Cat Ba and travelling throughout the day and night to the city of Hue in central Vietnam. We left in the gray mist that had become