The Mekong Delta and Islands Tour (includes snakes)

Well, the excursion to the Mekong Delta was not at the top of my 'must see' list....but it should have been and I am so glad that we went along with it, for the ride so to speak.  We took a boat from the edge of the city to Coconut Island and then a number of… Continue reading The Mekong Delta and Islands Tour (includes snakes)

Saigon and the Psycho Cyclos

The Saigon cyclo tour was fast paced and exhilarating to say the very least and terrifying at worst. The drivers were very professional but the number of cars, mopeds, and motorcycles was quite overwhelming. Some of our group thrived on the excitement and some of us were completely overcome with the sheer chaos of darting… Continue reading Saigon and the Psycho Cyclos

Country Bicycle Ride and farming

Ah the comical faces under the conical hats, just makes my heart swoon! What a great time for our group with bicycles, boats and water buffalo in tow. The group looked like the nursery rhyme 'three men in a tub' as they squeezed into the small tea cup shape boats and floated down the river.… Continue reading Country Bicycle Ride and farming

The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar

Upon arriving in the southerly city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) we checked into our Hotel and were immediately thrown into the bedlam of the city streets by taking a stroll (well more like a fast paced walk while trying to avoid cars speeding at you from every direction) to the Phở 2000 restaurant.… Continue reading The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar

Oodles of noodles and the GAdventures and Streets Co-Op Project

One of the best things we love about G Adventures is it's support for community projects all over the world. We love that we can take trips and be a part of the solution to poverty, illness, and education and development. Streets - Oodles of Noodles is just one such project.   Read all about it… Continue reading Oodles of noodles and the GAdventures and Streets Co-Op Project

Happy Hoi An – a stitch in time, get suited

Hoi An is a lovely city of lanterns.  Yes, and it is not so busy as other cities we have visited, but, there are over 600 (yes, you read that right)...600+ tailor shops in Hoi An. It is simply put the 'capital of the stitches' of Viet Nam. You can literally have anything made in… Continue reading Happy Hoi An – a stitch in time, get suited

The Hai Van Pass…truely spectacular for weddings!

The road to Hoi An is long, winding, and steep....but beautiful. Our bus struggled to make the upward climb. We met many another bus teetering around outside curves in the road and many a car had to back up 'a bit' to allow us to pass.         At the top of the… Continue reading The Hai Van Pass…truely spectacular for weddings!

Long Time to Be Married to a Strange Man

Happy 45th Anniversary Mike and Karen and as an old friend used to say, "That's a long time to be married to a strange man" (but it can go both ways). This lovely couple have been married (to each other) for 45 wonderful (depending on who you are talking to at the moment) years! That… Continue reading Long Time to Be Married to a Strange Man

The Long Culture: The Old Imperial Capital of Hue

The Cultural - Tour to the Royal Citadel, Tien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb at Dong Khanh at sunset was amazing. We packed a lot into this one day with a motor cycle tour in the morning and the cultural tour in the afternoon. Our guide, Thanh, was exceptional with vast amounts of knowledge about… Continue reading The Long Culture: The Old Imperial Capital of Hue

Get your motor running… motorcycle tour!

Up early and off the overnight train we barely got to our hotel when we were wisked off on an exciting journey into the past while skirting the present as we held on tight to our motorcycle drivers with our hair in complete disarray and the wind on our smiling faces. Our motorcycle drivers were… Continue reading Get your motor running… motorcycle tour!