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Canoeing in Halong Bay during rainy season

After a great night’s sleep, I awoke to a tap-tap-tapping on the windowpanes; it was pouring outside. But I suppose that’s what you get for traveling to Vietnam during rainy season! The day’s activities included canoeing. This was something I was really looking forward to, so I wasn’t about to let a little water deter […]

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Misty watercolor memories of Halong Bay

When I imagined what Halong Bay would be like, THIS is what I pictured.

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Jew’s Ear, and other awkward travel moments

After an adventurous morning at Hang Sung Sot, we arrived at Dao Ti Top, otherwise known as Ti Top Island. This island includes a tiny little beach area, with chairs available for rent at the price of 40,000 Dong ($2USD). ย The other option was kayaking for $15, which seemed a little steep, so Jenn and […]

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Hang Sung Sot Grotto, Cave of Surprises

After my last caving experience, I was a little leery of what Hang Sung Sot would entail. Especially with a moniker involving the word “surprise!” But being a spelunking expert at this point (ha), I figured I’d be able to handle it.

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Which way to Halong Bay?

Getting to Halong Bay wasn’t cheap, or convenient, but it was one my favorite excursions! It involved a lovely four hour van ride (ok, so it wasn’t that lovely), and included a 30 minute rest stop at what my friend Jenn dubbed it ย the “Warehouse Of Vietnamese ย Tchotchkes.” The WOVT also included various packaged snack […]

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