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Our Amazing English Students of Hanoi – It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later!

Our Amazing English Students of Hanoi – It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later!

Having been prototypical tourists much of our time up Vietnam’s coast, we decided it was time to mix things up a little bit in Hanoi. A couple days before our arrival we hopped on HelpX.net to evaluate our options. To be honest, I was expecting more of the farm-related opportunities that are so frequent elsewhere in the world – maybe we’d help with a rice paddy? I had no idea. But that was not to be
Insanity on the Roads, a Resulting Bus Accident & Sand Dunes – Central Vietnam

Insanity on the Roads, a Resulting Bus Accident & Sand Dunes – Central Vietnam

After our stay in Dalat we continued north along Vietnam’s Highway 1 passing through Mui Ne, Hoi An and Hue. We had a nice time at each – ate good Pho, met great people, drank bad drinks and saw beautiful things. But nothing overly spectacular…so it’s getting thrown into one post. My apologies for the click-bait title, I’ll start there. The roads of Vietnam are insane. Absolutely insane. Other than those very baseline survival rules that
Vietnamese Love Their Motorbikes (And Happy Water) – Dalat

Vietnamese Love Their Motorbikes (And Happy Water) – Dalat

We started our month in Vietnam with a nice, four day stay in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) – pretty uneventful other than Jenna meeting a fellow Clemson grad while we were out at a reggae bar one night. Small world. We purchased a ‘hop on, hop off’ bus ticket that would take us north from HCMC through 5 cities, the last of which was Hanoi, Vietnam’s northern-lying capital. Side note: this ticket, covering nearly