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Swimming through the streets of Hanoi

I was very lucky with the weather on my trip…. until the day I landed in Hanoi.  It was raining cats and dogs! The 45 minute ride from Noi Bai International Airport to the city was nothing short of a death-defying adventure, as the driver sped through the deluge, with little visibility, swerving around the […]

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Old Town Hoi An

There’s more to Hoi An than just the gorgeous beaches. If you can manage to pull yourself away, Old Town Hoi An awaits with more to explore. For example, stunning sunsets!

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Hello Hoi An!

When I first thought about traveling to Vietnam, I focused on the the big cities. I figured I’d want to spend all of my time in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. But my cousin Murali, who had traveled here a few years back, had a great suggestion: the beach! I was initially thinking Nha […]

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A night out in Ho Chi Minh City

My friend Jenn met up with me in Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been lucky to have so many friends join me during my travels!  After a busy day of sightseeing, we looked forward to a nice dinner and drinks.

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Becoming a celebrity in Ho Chi Minh City

When traveling abroad, you expect to stick out of the crowd a little. Sure enough, I quickly realized that there weren’t many brown people in Ho Chi Minh! During my first day, I only saw one other dark skinned tourist. There were a few curious stares, but I didn’t encounter any negativity at all; everyone […]

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