Meeting and losing familiar faces

Sam and I got up and wandered the streets, I needed to replace my stolen rain jacket so we ended up getting some northface stuff, I got a new rain jacket for 400k dong (26CAD) and he got a travel 75L backpack because he didn’t have one, he was travelling with two 30L packs. So he…

The Perfume Pagoda, a monk’s journey.

Woke up not too late not too early, Sam went off to do museums and Ryan and I just wanted to hang out. We walked around and went to a nice shirt place, you get what you pay for and we accidentally got his and hers shirts. Same colors different design so we match quite well….

HAAAAANOIIIII!!!

Leaving from ha long bay, the bus ride again was horrible. Never had I hated a bus ride before in my whole life, this was a bad road and I was quite tired. So it didn’t help. We got into Hanoi and we went for the first egg coffee invented in Hanoi, it was like a…

The Imperial Citadel, then I made my way to Halong Bay

We left at 8:00am for the 4 hour journey to Hue, I was still tired so I was able to sleep the whole way there. Travelling while sleeping is a very efficient way to travel to make up for lost time doing activities, as long as you can do it. When we got to hue the group…

A fishing village and Lantern village.

Time for some sun and beach time with a little bit of culture. I went with the group today on a boat tour of a fishing village where we stopped at a daycare to give children some candy and they were so excited to see us. It seemed like they were trained to do it, nothing about…

Time for a motorbike tour!

I booked a motorbike tour for 8 am and chunky, the tour guide, showed up. I got to drive my own motorbike after pushing for it and it cost me around 75$ USD for the day. We started by going to a bamboo mat making shop. The ladies there showed me how to do it and then…

Took the midnight train, going to Nha Trang! With Turtles.

On my own for the first time. I decided to check out the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a little pagoda off the beaten path. I took a motorbike there and it was a fun ride and a great way to see Ho Chi Minh city from a different perspective. The chaos you see from the sidewalks doesn’t seem…

An Irish, a German and a Canadian walk into a Vietnamese Capital

With the tour being over, some of us wanted to explore Ho Chi Minh city a little bit. we went to the war remnants museum but after walking there, Betty and I started feeling the effects of being sick so we left earlier. It was too hot and we were exhausted, we saw multiple exhibits about…

NAM!!!!!

Good Morning Vietnam!!! This was how I wanted to start all of my days in Vietnam, did I make it?! Stay tuned to find out. Today was the longest day to date, we had a 9 hour ride and we were crossing into Vietnam, which was brutal because we had to walk with all our…