The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

The only real complaint from our group about the restaurants we visited was the a fact that they had 40 page menus! But, the real dilemma comes from only being able to eat one main dish (although some of us tried for more). It was almost an impossible number of choices each time we sat… Continue reading The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

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)

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

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

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!

Hey we’re in Hue (pronounced Hway) – Central Viet Nam – Asia Hotel

What a lovely little city. Our hotel was beautiful and our room was fresh, and lovely overlooking the city views. The hotel breakfast was exceptional with fresh cooked omelettes and an abundance of fresh fruit, breads and well...just about anything else you could eat in the early morning. Walking the streets we found coffee houses,… Continue reading Hey we’re in Hue (pronounced Hway) – Central Viet Nam – Asia Hotel

Good night and Good bye Hanoi

It seems we all loved Hanoi with it's massive amount of great street food, excellent restaurants, ancient culture, and so many crazy fun things to do. But alas, we must move on to other adventures... such as the overnight train to Hue. Trains are an enviable part of the past, where one could sit, relax… Continue reading Good night and Good bye Hanoi

Ethereal Beauty On the Boat at Halong Bay

As a Canadian East Coaster I have always said that even setting foot on a boat makes me hungry, and this has been proven out many times over the years and was also true for the Halong Bay overnight cruise! We traveled by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay and we very pleasantly surprised by… Continue reading Ethereal Beauty On the Boat at Halong Bay