See the updated text and photos in our To Tokyo post.
The Ferry to Cat Ba was an overcrowded vessel that has seen better days, but at least the rain stopped, seas are calm, and no one got seasick. Someone kindly gave up their seat so that this old guy did not have to stand for the 40 minute cruise to the island. We tried not […]
This turns out to be our last night in Hanoi before continuing our journey to Cat Ba Island, and then south. We were fortunate to be able to meet one last time with our friends Thinh, Anh (and her boyfriend Viet), and Thao, but unfortunately missed Tham. Thinh treated us all to a splendid dinner […]
Traveled from our friend Anh’s hometown of Bac Ninh to visit our friend Thao in Lang Son. Trip took about 3 hours by train (soft seat air con class). Comparing our bus ride to Sapa to the train ride to Lang Son we decided that train travel is the better way to go. More comfortable, […]
While enjoying a nice lunch in Sapa last week (30 Sep 2015) I crunched down on what I thought was a small piece of chicken bone. Turns out it was not a bone but about a third of a crown on one of my back molars that broke while eating some nice, soft chicken fried […]