Category Archives: Vietnam

Life lessons in Hanoi

Robert wants everyone to know that he is the best husband ever.  But, sometimes he needs a little refresher on the rules.  And, he got such a refresher today.  And, it hurt. Here is what he learned.  It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Vietnam

We leave Vietnam tomorrow for Malaysia so it is time for final thoughts on Vietnam.   Bear with us…we were in Vietnam for quite some time and have lots of thoughts about it. Here goes (once again in no particular … Continue reading

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Forty years ago today

Forty years ago today, Saigon fell. Several people have asked us whether the Vietnamese hate Americans because of the war.  The short answer is no.  Not once have we felt any prejudice towards Americans.  Not once has anyone said anything … Continue reading

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Day trip to Nihn Binh

Well, we finally did it.  We broke down and booked a group tour.  We aren’t huge fans of the group tour.  Although it is a nice way to meet people, we find that the group tours tend to be rather … Continue reading

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Sitting on the corner eating and drinking

Last night, while waiting for the Chelsea match to start, we planted ourselves on tiny little stools at a street stall, surrounded by locals and tourists alike, and enjoyed one of our favorite activities in Vietnam:  eating.  (Fine, fine, there … Continue reading

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Cafe culture in Hanoi

We have made our way to Hanoi.  This time, we wised up and took a plane so there were no misadventures.  But I will say it sure would be nice if $50 last minute, one way tickets were available in … Continue reading

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Listening to the lessons of our mothers

Our mothers use to say “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”  So, with that life lesson in mind, we only have a couple of things to say about Da Nang: 1.  There is a pretty … Continue reading

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