Next Stop…Hong Kong

After nearly 2 weeks in Vietnam, Shelley and I are off on our own for the final leg, before we head home. Hong Kong is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. We landed after midnight and were gratefully met by our guide and new friend Michelle.  It was great to have the luxury of getting…

Some Final Thoughts on Vietnam

As I bring these travel blogs surrounding Vietnam to a close, I am thinking about the highlights of a tremendous adventure. So you want to be a millionaire?  This is the Dong we used.  I could never get it right, so many zeros and math was not my best subject!!  $100 resulted in over 2,000,000…

Hanoi…The Capital of Vietnam

We are now entering the final phase of an amazing journey through Vietnam.  Our mode of transportation was airplanes in the south from HCMC, (Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon) to DaNang on the central coast and Hanoi in the north.  We’ve also logged a great deal of miles on comfortable busses and a few…

Born To Ride

When Bruce Springsteen was singing about Born To Ride, I wonder what he would have thought about the streets in Vietnam, much different I might add, then the Streets of Philadelphia. I was totally fascinated with the majority of the population riding scooters.  Of course, now that I’m home I have a ton of questions….