Enjoying a Wedding in Vietnam! Until I Discovered It Was a Funeral.

Have you ever happened upon a wedding in a country other than your own? Oh, the flowers, the atmosphere, the attire! What could be a more transfixing, happy, unique occasion? Upon stepping out of my guesthouse in Hoi An, Vietnam, minutes after arriving – and after surviving a night on a cockroach-infested train from Nha […]

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My Favorite Spot in Vietnam – Hoi An

The vastness of Vietnam causes travelers not only to take days or weeks traversing the country from north to south or vice versa but allows us to experience a gold mine of areas that differ greatly one from the other along the way. Amongst all of this southeast Asian country’s unique locales, it wasn’t difficult […]

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The Quickest, Easiest and Cheapest Way to Get a Vietnam Visa in Cambodia

When planning my trip to Southeast Asia, I decided to head to Cambodia before Vietnam in large part because, as an American, I had to apply for a visa before I traveled to the latter country. I didn’t want to go to the expense and trouble of sending off my passport to the Vietnamese embassy […]

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Why I Loved Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang was the first location I hit in Vietnam. When visiting this long, thin country of approximately 1,650 kilometers from north to south, most people start at either the bottom or the top. I started in the middle. That is pure me. Nha Trang seemed to be calling to me, as it’s a lively […]

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Sleeping with Cockroaches – or Traveling by Vietnamese Sleeper Train

If you’ve ever wanted to travel with cockroaches but don’t quite know how to make it happen, I will share with you my secret – travel on a Vietnamese sleeper train. I elected the overnight train as the means to transport myself from Nha Trang, in the middle of the country, to Hoi An, an […]

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