Vietnam – Day 11 – Hoi An – Cooking Class and Sunset

Ok.  It's decided.  We love Hoi An.  The night time is beautiful; fairytale beautiful.  We agree that it reminds us of Venice, Italy, but in an Asian, Miyazaki kind of way.  Everything is close enough to walk, there's plenty of shopping and eats, and it might smell better than anywhere we've been so far, which is saying a lot since

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Vietnam – Day 10 – Da Nang to Hoi An

We said farewell to the motorbike (at Rich's dismay) this morning and headed back to the hotel to pack.  Because we allocated more time in Saigon, we will be rushing through Vietnam's other cities and that includes Da Nang.  We drove over the Dragon Bridge one last time and headed south to the ancient city of Hoi An.  We hired

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Vietnam – Day 8 – Saigon to Da Nang – Airports & Hotels

First order of business today is exchanging some more cash before we head up north.  We've been told they do not accept cards at most places in the north, and now that we've found a great exchange place I figured I would just get money now in preparation.  If you need to exchange money in Saigon, go to Koicha.  Their

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Vietnam – Day 1 – Two Days of Travel

After months of anticipation, the trip is finally upon us.  As excited as we are about being in Vietnam, I can't say I feel the same way about more than 23 hours of travel with layovers.  The good news is Cat has a Priority Pass that allows us access into the airport lounges, so we can get snacks and cocktails,

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