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Choco Pies, socks and sandals, and Spam sandwiches: random scenes from Hanoi International Airport

I should have known that something was bound to go wrong; my travel plans had been moving along all too perfectly ’til this point! Which is when I found myself stuck at Hanoi International Airport for a solid seven hours. Not quite a catastrophe, but sometimes when you’re tired and lonely, it sure seems like […]

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Hanoi Hodgepodge

Upon returning to Hanoi from the Halong Bay excursion, Jenn and I were informed that our hotel room had been “upgraded” due to overbooking. I’m a little weary of these last minute switch-a-roos, but in this case, it actually was an upgrade. Our room at the Elegance Ruby was perfectly nice, but our room at […]

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Fab photo(s) of the day: Electrical Wiring 101, Hanoi Edition

Need some electricity? Disregard everything you know about voltages, currents, and grounding.

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Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi

A big part of understanding another culture is learning about its history. ย One of the must see historical sights in Hanoi is the Hoa Lo Prison, ย referred to as the Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners of war (POWs) during World War II.

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Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi is one of those charming cities in which you could just wander around for days, taking it all in.

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