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Suited and Booted on Le Loi

Le Loi is a street in Hoi An which is known as the tailor capitol of Southeast Asia.  You can find the wealthy tourists and the broke backpackers rooming the streets getting suited and booted within the hundreds of shoe and tailor stores.  Sebastien and I spent a week in this wonderful Vietnamese city. Since [...]

Halong Bay

It is one of Vietnam’s most treasured sites.  Halong Bay.  The bay includes more than 1500 islands and islets with sky scrapping limestone pillars. We had planned on meeting Jeremy, Seb’s cousin, and his friend Romain in Vietnam and taking a cruise through Halong Bay. To make a long story short it was a pain [...]

Riding with the locals

From Nihm Bihn we took the locals bus/van up to Halong Bay.  What an adventure!!!! It was a 4 hour ride with spectacular views and jaw dropping bus behaviors. Here are some of the things I noticed while on the adventure. The van doesn’t stop.  There is someone who stands at the sliding door yelling [...]

Nihm Bihn River Tour

After spending a day in Hanoi we decided to head to Nihm Bihn before meeting up with Jeremy in Halong Bay. It was about a 3-4 hour van ride from Hanoi to Nihm Bihn.  We stayed at Thuy Anh Hotel which was recommended by lonely planet.  The town of Nihm Bihn itself had little to [...]

2 Cities, 4 Doctors, 3 Different Diagnosis

Since being in Vietnam Sebastien has had some funky thing growing on his hands and feet.  They look like bumps filled with yellow puss.  Really gross! After a week in Hoi An we became increasingly concerned.  Each day there seemed to be more clusters of bumps and all the local people told us to go [...]