Category Archives: Vietnam

Moonshine with Mrs. Han

On the drive back from Ha Long bay, about an hour or so outside of Hanoi, our car unexpectedly rolled to a stop along the highway. We rubbed our tired eyes and took in the landscape, miles and miles of … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay

We embarked on the Vietnamese junk Ha Long Spirit early afternoon and set sail (figuratively speaking) for Ha Long Bay. The voyage began with an air of mystery and adventure, but Agatha Christie or Gilligan’s Island?  One never knows. We were … Continue reading

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Thuan

Saturday morning we said goodbye to our butler at the Metropole (his name was Juan and we never did figure out what we were supposed to do with a butler) and set off on a 3.5 hour drive from Hanoi … Continue reading

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Hanoi: Welcome to the Hive

After clearing customs in the Hanoi airport  Friday afternoon, we met our guide, Mr. Pham Ngoc Thuan (Thuan, as in “Twan”-rhymes with “swan”). The tropical humidity fogged our sunglasses as we stepped out of the air conditioned terminal to the … Continue reading

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