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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).  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  the “Warehouse Of Vietnamese  Tchotchkes.” The WOVT also included various packaged snack […]

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Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi

A big part of understanding another culture is learning about its history.  One of the must see historical sights in Hanoi is the Hoa Lo Prison,  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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