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Halong Bay

After careful analysis and much deliberation we booked a 2 night, 3 day cruise with Glory Cruise company.  We booked the trip through Awesome Travel.  Halong Bay has over 300 junks and cruise boats and about half of them have cabins for overnight trips.  The quality of the boats ranges from condemed to [...]

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Hanoi

[mappress mapid="1"] arrived at 4am from Hue on the overnight train.  We had a four berth A/C  class which is the best class you can book on this train.  Although the train was comfortable, sleep was interrupted as another passenger embarked at around 1 am. Although he immediately fell asleep and started snoring, [...]

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Hoi An to Hue

We booked the Sinh Cafe sleeping bus to take us from Hoi An to Hue.  Now known as Sinh Tourist, offers an open bus trip from Saigon to Hanoi. This is a hop on, hop off bus.  A ticket for  any part of the trip can be bought and then the smaller parts [...]

By |November 28th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Hoi An to Hue

Hoi An

  Hoi An is famous for alluring old houses with distinctive architecture.  In 1999 it received UNESCO heritage designation. I visited Hoi An in 1999 when it was a sleepy village with old houses along a riverside that was flooded.  The Hoi An I visited in 2011 was more like a Disney Movie [...]

By |November 17th, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|Comments Off on Hoi An

Quy Nhon

The trip from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon was breathtaking.  On one side the sea loomed, and on the other side steep mountain shrugged the shoulder of the road.  This must have been a new road, but all the heavy trucks have torn up the pavement so it is in poor repair.  We [...]

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