Archive for the ‘RTW: 2007-2008’ Category

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Throughout my travels I have really pushed myself to try new things and have set out to discover all that I enjoy and what makes me happy. Perhaps the most surprising realization I have made in the past year is just how much I enjoy being alone. As a “Type A” personality and someone who […]

New city fun…Kuala Lumpur

New city fun…Kuala Lumpur

There is nothing more exciting than arriving to a new country for the first time!!! I always get a rush and I am filled with a mixture of emotions as I step off a plane or a bus in a new city and or country. Naturally, one can also feel a little anxious as to […]

Map of Malaysia

Map of Malaysia

No one told me there would be leeches in Sapa???

No one told me there would be leeches in Sapa???

Nicole and I decided to escape from hectic Hanoi and spend a few days in the highlands of Sapa. We figured taking break from the loud and insanely hot city to enjoy cooler temperatures, beautiful mountains, rice terraces, and friendly village people would be just the doctor ordered. How little did we know! To get […]

HECTIC Hanoi

HECTIC Hanoi

I never would have thought I would find a place with crazier traffic than Saigon. But then I arrived in Hanoi. HECTIC Hanoi that is!!! Hanoi is the loudest and most chaotic city I have visited so far in Vietnam and perhaps SE Asia although Bangkok was pretty crazy too . The roads are narrow […]

Cruising Halong Bay

Cruising Halong Bay

With more than 3000 islands rising from the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful treasures and a must see for all tourists visiting north Vietnam. Danny and I decided to book a 3 day/2 night cruise along the bay. We spent the first night in a cabin […]

Hoi An: A Shoppers Paradise

Hoi An: A Shoppers Paradise

We ended our four day motorbike tour in Hoi An, a small port town in the middle of Vietnam. Hoi An is a very cute and charming town with a pretty river front, and quaint streets lit by brightly colored lanterns showing off the towns French influenced architecture. I became very excited as we whizzed […]

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

I continued to have a horrible night, getting no sleep because I was so so sick. We were scheduled to depart Nha Trang at 8:00 AM for a four day motorbike tour through the Central Highlands with “Easyriders” a group of Vietnamese tour guides that provide long distance tours via motorbikes. The tour was highly […]

Playing in the dirty South China Sea…

Playing in the dirty South China Sea…

After two days in Saigon, Danny and I took an overnight train to Nha Trang. We arrived in Nha Trang at 6 am and checked into a really cool room with a patio overlooking the ocean. I was excited to discover our tv showed CNN and I was able to watch alot of the Democratic […]

Vietnam update

Vietnam update

The last two weeks have been super busy and quite the adventure leaving me very little free time to update the blog. Danny and I had a great time traveling together from Saigon in the South all the way North to Hanoi. We played at the beach, road motorbikes for days, got custom tailored clothes […]

Ho Chi Minh City aka: Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City aka: Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is still Saigon to everyone that lives there, and is the largest city in Vietnam. Over the last ten years the city has increased it’s population from 3 to 9 million people! Saigon is loud, crazy, fast moving, and has the scariest traffic I have ever seen! Forget following simple […]

Good Morning Vietnam!

Good Morning Vietnam!

I arrived in Saigon a few days ago after crossing the border from Cambodia by bus. I traveled solo and decided to take the bus as it only took six hours and cost $13 compared to a $100 plane ticket. I didn’t really like having to turn over my passport to the bus driver… but […]

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