Category Archives: Vietnam

See It, Or Skip It?: Vietnam

Streets of Hanoi

This post was inspired by one of my Facebook friends.  Elena is on a round-the-world trip and had been planning to spend time in Vietnam.  However, she had heard “horror stories” about the country, so she is thinking of heading elsewhere.  Like any normal person in 2012, she put the question to Facebook–should she still go to Vietnam, or should she skip it?

As you’ll see at the end of this post, I have a definite opinion as to whether Vietnam deserves a spot on Elena’s itinerary.  Before I get there, though, here is a brief list of places in Vietnam as well as my (obviously biased) opinion as to whether someone should see it and skip it.  Read on, and tell me what you think!

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Photo of the Week: Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Rock climbing for the first time in Vietnam

My upcoming move to San Francisco has me thinking of a challenge that I faced a few years back.  During my time in Halong Bay, in Vietnam, I decided on a whim to attempt rock climbing for the very first time.  I met up with a crew of more experienced climbers on Cat Ba island, and, after receiving some basic instruction and getting properly equipped, I began climbing.

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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Asia, Photo of the Week, Vietnam


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