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Vietnam. Phu Quoc Island Adventures

We had scheduled a flight to Phu Quoc Island for this morning and headed to the airport amidst the traffic and chaos. It was a nice sunny day and we were excited to have our last couple days on the … Continue reading

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Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Day 8: Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City We took a morning bus from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. The ride was pleasant except my would-never-pass-as-a-camel bladder couldn’t seem to handle the … Continue reading

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Vietnam. Weathering a Typhoon and escape to Mui Ne Beach

Monday, Nov 2, 2009 The Typhoon Hits Nha Trang A nice night sleep ‘til 8:30am (Griffin’s love for free breakfast is the ONLY thing that got me out of bed) awoke to gray skies, but no rain and not much … Continue reading

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Vietnam. Nha Trang Snorkel Trip (and a boat party)

Remember how we only wanted to spend 2 nights in Nha Trang? Well, it turned out the medical clinic’s hours and bus ride schedules were not compatible; the buses left only at 8am, and the clinic did not open until … Continue reading

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Vietnam. A very Nha Trang Halloween

Back to Hanoi Our Halloween day started early, doing our Hanoi-Catba trip in reverse (bus, ferry, minibus, bus), back to the Hanoi station. We had that great pho again for less than $1 each, and grabbed a taxi to the … Continue reading

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Vietnam. Cat-ba Island

After sleeping like a bunch of logs for the night, we rolled out of bed at 9am, only to find free breakfast had already ended. Sigh. We walked around a bit until we found a place serving omelets and other … Continue reading

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Welcome to Vietnam. Hanoi and the trip to Cat-ba

We arrived in Vietnam with little excitement, except the old woman getting onto the plane who, once her roller suitcase had to be turn on its side and carried, could not lift her heavy bag and wrestled with it for … Continue reading

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Thailand to Vietnam

Last day in Thailand I slept in late ‘til 9am, only to find Griff had been awake for a while reading.  There is something to be said about sleeping while someone else is awake next to you, a soothing calm … Continue reading