Archive Yearly Archives: 2017

Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So much has happened since we returned to the U.S. in April.  Catching up on doctor and dentist appointments, reconnecting with family and a month long road trip to Michigan to spend

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Dynasties and Leprechauns in the City of Hue, Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So much History … so little time to take it all in!  Fortunately, we had Phan Thanh Vinh, the owner and founder of VM Travel, to make sure we saw the highlights of the city without

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Road Trip to Hue, South Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So far, so good! Up to this point in our six month journey through Southeast Asia we had been our own travel agents and, frankly, had done pretty well!  No missed flights or trains,

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Riding the Rails to Hoi An, Vietnam

March 1 – 15, 2017 The Reunification Express The Reunification Express was not exactly the “Orient Express”!  Despite mixed reviews from our online research and a Vietnamese travel agency’s strong

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Living the Life in Ho Chi Minh City

Feb 11 – March 1, 2017 Neighbors and Friends We hit the jackpot! Our time in Ho Chi Minh City turned out to be even more than what we were hoping for when we booked an Airbnb property.  To be honest,

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Good Morning, Vietnam!

Feb 11 – March 1, 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam Suddenly it struck us! One more country to explore – Vietnam – and then our six-month journey would be

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Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia

Jan 28 – Feb 11, 2017 Phnom Penh Love it! Or hate it!  We got both these reactions when talking to other travelers about Phnom Penh!  We actually liked it and wished we’d spent more than a week there. There

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The Dark Side of Cambodia

Jan 28 – Feb 11, 2017 Battambang As expected, our time in Battambang was relaxing and refreshing.  We’ve learned that we need time every now and then to unwind, get laundry done and catch up on computer

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Khmer Temples of Angkor

Ancient Angkor – Our Trip Highlight! After a cross-border flight from Vientiane, Laos to Siem Reap, Cambodia, we spent three days exploring the Temples of Angkor a few miles north of the town of

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Karst Mountains & City of Sandalwood

Karst Mountains of Vang Vieng After ten days in Luang Prabang we boarded a VIP bus for a 6 hour drive south to a town called Vang Vieng where we planned to spend a few days before continuing on to Vientiane,

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