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Fourteen Days in Vietnam

Posted by bigceebee on May 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

As some of you are aware, Joanne and I recently went to Vietnam to vacation with friend and author, Luke Romyn, his wife, Sarah Dougherty and her sister, Millie. We had a great time and I thought I'd share a photo per day of our amazing trip so, here it goes! :)

DAY 1 - May 3, 2013: Shortly following our arrival in Hanoi, here are Sarah and Luke sporting some awesome summer attire.

DAY 2 - May 4, 2013: On a cruise, here is one of many floating villages we saw in Halong Bay.

DAY 3 - May 5, 2013: The beach at Monkey Island Resort as seen from the terrace of our villa.

DAY 4 - May 6, 2013: Back on our small cruise ship in Halong Bay as we head back to Hanoi.

DAY 5 - May 7, 2013: A typical street in Hanoi. Some are more crowded than this one. :)

DAY 5 - May 7, 2013 - Bonus pic: Our accomodations for the night as we head for Sapa.

DAY 6 - May 8, 2013: The view from our hotel dining room in Sapa. We trekked down there and up and around for a grueling 15 kilometres that day.

DAY 7 - May 9, 2013: Joanne, Luke and me at Silver Waterfall in Sapa.

DAY 8 - May 10, 2013: Downtown Sapa Town.

DAY 9 - May 11, 2013: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon!

DAY 10 - May 12, 2013: Another day in blistering Saigon.

DAY 11 - May 13, 2013: Boating in the Mekong Delta.

DAY 12 - May 14, 2013: Saigon City Hall.

DAY 13 - May 15, 2013: The War Remnants Museum in Saigon. A visit here guarantees a lump in your throat...

DAY 14 - May 16, 2013: In the midst of a seven hour lay-over at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport following a twelve hour fight from Saigon and awaiting a seven hour flight to Montreal. Traveling is such a blast. :)

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Reply Carl Purdon
1:22 PM on May 23, 2013 
Looks and sounds like an awesome vacation, Claude. Did you have any problems due to language barriers?
Reply bigceebee
1:28 PM on May 23, 2013 
Hey, Carl! it was an awesome vacation indeed. There is indeed a language barrier but most of the the Vietnamese did answer our questions, generally with, "Yes" regardless of what we were asking. :)

Carl Purdon says...
Looks and sounds like an awesome vacation, Claude. Did you have any problems due to language barriers?