Tag Archives: Hanoi

Photography: tidying up

We believe in tidying up – and that includes our photo library. But, oh, what a time-consuming task that is! We take a LOT of photos as we endlessly travel. If we don’t keep the photo library under at least … Continue reading

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Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days

What a challenge! Who knows what they’ll wear – in advance – for 14+months on an around-the-world trip? We read blogs about packing, got advice from other travelers, and thought a lot about what clothes we already had and how … Continue reading

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We spied trouble ahead and our ship had already left the port

Oh, how we wanted to take a cruise on Ha Long Bay!  We studied websites, avidly read recommendations, and considered prices before we dipped into out travel “slush fund” and booked a package deal through Hotel Serene in Hanoi. After … Continue reading

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More to be seen

A tourist is not the same as a traveler.  We’re travelers, but we see tourists often.  We watched swarms of tourists who tumbled out of tour buses at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi.  They followed guides who flitted here and … Continue reading

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Hanoi is full

Hanoi is full and bursting at the seams. Vendors without stores wheeled or carried their full inventories. Motor scooters and a few bikes and cars clogged the streets in (what appeared to western eyes to be) chaotic streams of endless … Continue reading

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