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4 Reasons to Love Vietnam

Before our trip, we went to a travel clinic for vaccinations. When we shared our plans with the gray-headed doctor, he looked at us with a patronizing sneer and replied, “I know some guys who went backpacking through Vietnam, and they didn’t think it…

March 13, 2016
Outdoors Travel Vietnam

Phong Nha: Go for the Caves, Stay for the People

After leaving Cat Ba Island, we headed south to check out the breathtaking scenery of Phong Nha in central Vietnam. Only recently has this area drawn flocks of tourists, who come to see the huge caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The park is home…

February 25, 2016
Travel Vietnam

Cat Ba Island: Mystic Paradise

After spending most of the trip in cities, we were ready for some tranquility. Enter Cat Ba Island in Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an absolute must-see in Vietnam. The bay is dotted with limestone islands covered with a…

February 20, 2016