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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

The Original Taste Of Hoi An

We went on a food tour today.  There were lots of reasons it should have been a complete and utter disaster. We can start with the fact that it cost nearly $70 per person.  In Vietnam.  Where we can eat … Continue reading

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Rainy days in Hue

So, Robert and I really enjoy traveling in shoulder season or even off season.  There are far fewer tourists, everything is cheaper, and everything is just a tiny bit more chill.  But there is a reason off-season is off-season.  For … Continue reading

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Day trip to Bai Dinh and Trang An

So…many of you know we are not big fans of group tours.  Every once in a great while they work out at least half-way decently (see here), but most of the time they involve lots of hurry up and wait … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Mai Chau

We have spent the last few days in an area of Vietnam known as Mai Chau, a rural area about a three hour or so drive from Hanoi.  It was a perfect place to visit after the hustle and bustle … Continue reading

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The food you have to eat in Hanoi

One of our absolute favorite things about Vietnam in general, and Hanoi specifically, is the food.  It is (mostly) fresh, it is (mostly) healthy, it is (mostly) cheap, and it is (mostly) delicious.  If you are visiting Hanoi, here is … Continue reading

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People watching in Hanoi

So, we haven’t done a whole lot of blog worthy sightseeing in our two weeks in Hanoi.  What we have done a lot of is eat and eat and eat — more on that in a future post — and … Continue reading

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Hanoi Murals

When you have been to Hanoi multiple times like we have, you start looking for some off the beaten path things to do.  Luckily, there are two sets of murals in Hanoi and both are within walking distance of the … Continue reading

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