Back from Sapa, we had a couple of days in Hanoi before heading down to Cat Ba Island for cruising around Ha Long Bay. Just long enough to sign up for a free walking tour and become stars on Vietnam TV. Continue reading
There is amazing beauty in rural Vietnam, from the spectacular views over terraced rice fields to the warmth and open hearts of the people. Continue reading
Eva here. Today my mom and I took another Backstreet Academy course, a lantern making class in Hoi An. Hoi An is full of lanterns that are unique to the area. Continue reading
What surprises me about every country we visit on this trip is that right when you think you understand the country, it always has something new to throw at you. That is what just happened here in Vietnam on a food tour we took in Hoi An. Continue reading
World explorers? Us? Posh! Everything is on the web or Trip Advisor and our Families on the Move Facebook group is a terrific resource. And everywhere we go, one of our friends has been there already. Marty and Mary are reliving their travels through our posts, and Ben tipped us off to the Easy Rider tours in Dalat. In Istanbul, our neighbour and friend Kris turns up a block away purely by coincidence. No surprise then that a week before heading to Hoi An my friend Marcus sends a note to say we should drop in on his sister.
Eva here. Have you ever been in a house that is like a jungle? Well I have and it was amazing. Continue reading
The war is everywhere in Vietnam, even though it ended 40 years ago. The references are everywhere, from the propaganda to the souvenir T-shirts. Continue reading