Sapa 5/31/16

We had a beautiful breakfast on the balcony of Sapa Lodge to start our day. It was very foggy when we woke up but the day became progressively clearer. The clouds and fog hanging in the mountains gives one the impression of being in the heavens. We rented a scooter and made our way to … More Sapa 5/31/16

Sapa Day 1

We arrived in Lao Cai after our night train ride. The ride was pretty smooth. My only regret is not seeing the countryside along the way. We hopped on a shuttle to get to Sapa for $2.5 each, for an hour shuttle ride. As an fyi, there is a train every hour on the half … More Sapa Day 1

Hanoi 5/29/16

We had breakfast and enjoyed the view from the pool on the 14th floor one time before our flight to Hanoi. We didn’t have a full day in Hanoi but didn’t want to walk around all day with our luggage so we paid $14 for a cheap hotel room at the Bluebell Hotel, which we … More Hanoi 5/29/16

Hue, 5/28/16

We had breakfast at the breakfast buffet at our hotel, which again featured a sumptuous feast including pho bar, fruit bar, dessert bar, etc., though we both agreed the Saigon Phu Quoc resort’s buffet was better. Our original scooter rental plans fell through and we found ourselves at questionable Allez Boo again. We rented a … More Hue, 5/28/16

Hue, 5/27/16

We flew to Hue and arrived early afternoon. We checked into the Eldora Hotel then toured the Imperial Citadel, which is a walled fortress and former imperial capital of Vietnam. We thought we got toasty in Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc, but Hue really takes the cake in terms of heat and humidity. … More Hue, 5/27/16

Phu Quoc Day #2

Because we went to sleep insanely early at 6:45 p.m. the night before, we woke up at the ungodly hour of 6:00 a.m. on May 25. Fortunately, the breakfast buffet at our resort began at 5:30 a.m. The breakfast buffet was massive and impressive, with a porridge bar, pho bar (choice of chicken or beef … More Phu Quoc Day #2