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Hello Vietnam! First stop - Hanoi

We arrived to Hanoi and checked into our hotel in the old quarter. It was quite late and I had just realised I had left my phone at the airport in Laos so we figured we would go out for a beer to distract me. 516 more words

Hanoi Is Where the Heart Is

26Dec2016: Arrival in Hanoi

Our first night in Hanoi we had dinner with Lisa and Jared at Chim Sao for a hotpot dinner.  It felt wonderful to catch up about their trip details, where they’d hiked and the caves they’d explored, but also about their lives back in Oakland.   2,735 more words


"As white as pure sugar"

Welcome to India – hard to find food, confusing service, Delhi belly, mosquitoes, hagglers and well the most insane driving!

Unfortunately our trip around Goa has been obstructed by the horrid Delhi belly. 399 more words

Lotties Posts

Musical garbage truck

Hanoi’s old quarter is one of a few places around the world where garbage trucks play music (kind of like the ice cream truck in America, only the end result is far different) to make the residents of each particular neighborhood aware that it’s time to bring out the garbage. 75 more words


Hanoi Honey

I absolutely don’t know where to start
Vietnam just melted my heart

There’s so much to say and photos to post
and I don’t want an information overload… 240 more words

Plane Food

Initial Impressions

Day one of our 33 day holiday is coming to an end, and it’s time to recap and reflect.

Hanoi City – Organized Chaos

We have begun our trip in Hanoi: a bustling and historic Vietnamese city.   651 more words


Green Tangerine - Hanoi, Vietnam

As much as I love pho and bun cha, another plus point in my book in Vietnam is the affordable varieties of French food. Well, compared to SIN City, it is definitely much cheaper. 336 more words