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Archive for November, 2012

Saddle Up and Ride!

Posted: November 30th, 2012 by Scott

As you’ve seen from our previous posts, the favorite mode of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike. No matter what city you go to, there are heaps of motorbikes everywhere and they vastly outnumber cars. So we decided to get the real Vietnam experience, we were going to have to see the country by motorbike […]

The Imperial City of Hué

Posted: November 27th, 2012 by Scott

We continued our travels south to the Imperial city of Hué along the Perfume River.  Hué was the political, cultural and, religious center under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945.  Many monuments still exist from this time including the Imperial Citadel complex and many of the emperors’ tombs. We visited the Imperial Citadel complex exploring its gates, flag tower and some nearby museums […]

Out about around Hanoi

Posted: November 26th, 2012 by Courtney

From Hanoi we made a couple trips to the surrounding areas of Sapa and Halong Bay. Our trip to Sapa started with an overnight train into the mountains.  We booked a 4-berth sleeping cabin, thinking we would sleep nicely.  Oh boy were we wrong!  It was so loud and bumpy that it felt like we were […]