Exploring Asia
The dogs of Vietnam


Vietnam is best visited from December through February. However, the country is long and narrow, so the temperatures vary from North to South.  The North may be cool enough for a jacket, so be sure to pack one.  But the South is more likely to be swimsuit weather, so pack one of those too!

The cheapest month to fly to Vietnam is September, and it’s the end of the super hot summer season.  So it could be a good time for the budget-minded to go.  The North will still be warm enough to trek through Sapa then too. 

Hanoi reminded us so much of Paris, even having it’s own version of the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was even designed by the same architect. We enjoyed the water puppet show very much.  And the coffee!  Well, that’s enough for a trip based on its own merits alone.  Plenty of culture and delicious food, mixed with places to hike and backpack.  What more could one want from a country? 


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There’s so much to love about SE Asia!  It’s a crazy mix of old & new; markets & temples; chaotic cities & miles of sandy beaches.  We loved the food…a lot!  We had great meals and beer for about $6 USD.  The smiles of the people, the beauty of Hanoi.  We can’t wait to go back to explore the whole country.

Vietnamese Drivers and  how to cross the street

Vietnamese Drivers and how to cross the street

Vietnamese drivers! Let me tell you, we were forewarned. Noelle here, by the way. We read many a blog post, travel book advisory, news articles and Reddit posts too, and they all had one theme in common, beware the Vietnamese drivers! How to cross the street in...

Huc Bridge to Jade Island

So much food!

The food in Vietnam is to die for.  From the most decadent egg coffee to pho and everything in between.  We toured Hanoi with a young man who fed us Bún Chả like President Obama & Anthony Bourdain, then whisked us away for soup,coffee and fruit. Another night we wandered to a restaurant reccomended by a friend for Chả Cá Thăng Long (Tumeric Fish with Dill). We could eat this food for the rest of our lives and be so happy! Catch a bite with us!

Steve walking the lake

Some of our Favorite Vietnam Sites

Great Food.  Crazy Drivers.  Beautiful Scenery.



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Sites around Vietnam.  Explore Hanoi with us.  It’s so amazingly full of life and beautiful! Don’t forget to check out our visit to Thailand too!

St Joseph's Cathedral
Along the Lake walk
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Hoàn Kiếm Lake