Reflection and What Lies Ahead

As we wrap up our time in Hanoi, I want to reflect on some of the lessons we have learned as well as explain what lead us to this point. The challenges we have faced have taught us a lot about ourselves and we are more determined than ever to achieve our goals. We can’t…

The Hanoi Slump

Well, we haven’t posted in a while. A couple of our friends have even asked us about the next post, so let me first apologize for our absence. This post will be related to the lack of motivation we have had lately with the blog, show what we have been doing to recharge, and hopefully…

Happy New Year!

The past year has been one of great change. Just judging from the amount of photos we took this year, it’s obvious we’ve been very busy. We visited four countries plus traveled all over the USA, spent time with friends and family, moved from Seattle to Asheville and finally to where we are now, in…

Settling into Hà Nội

Sean and I have been living on our own in Hà Nội for a little over two weeks. To explain what we’ve been up to during that time, I’ve broken things down into three parts. Step One: Finding an Apartment Our first problem to solve was to find a place to stay for the two…

From Sài Gòn to Hà Nội: An Overview

The last stop on our two week Vietnam vacation was Hà Nội, the capital of Vietnam. We only had a little time before we had to part ways with our friends and begin life here on our own. We mostly used the last day to get some gifts at the night market, drink boba, and…

Hạ Long Bay: A Natural Beauty

To top off an already amazing trip, the last main event of our vacation was at Hạ Long Bay, famous for its uniquely gorgeous landscape. Even though this segment of the trip was the most touristy and least spontaneous, it was a worthwhile vacation destination. The beautiful vistas in every direction, cave exploring, and plentiful…

Getting muddy in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng

Phong Nha National Park was my favorite part of the trip. There were multiple firsts: first time in a gigantic cave, first time in a cave without any light, first time frolicking around in mud in a cave (or anywhere), and first time ziplining in such a beautiful location.

Hội An: from Tailors to Temples

Even though Hội An itself was probably my least favorite city since it was swarming with tourists and shop owners constantly trying to sell to you, I loved traveling to the nearby attractions. We also splurged on our apartment for this city and the villa we stayed in did not disappoint. During our three day, two…

Relaxing in Đà Lạt

I can’t believe we’ve already been here for almost two weeks! Time has flown by and we’ve already done so much. Our second destination of the trip was Đà Lạt where we were relieved to get a breath of fresh air after being in Sài Gòn. A majority of our time in Đà Lạt was spent relaxing, exploring…

Wandering the streets of Saigon

Xin chào! We met up with Derick and David and the fun has begun. Not that we weren’t already having a good time, but David and Derick are on a temporary vacation. We are packing a tour of the entire country in just two weeks! You should be seeing more posts now, while we travel…

And so our journey begins…

Xin chào! Hello! Sean and I have been in Ho Chi Minh City for the past four days and I can’t get enough of it. Yes, it is dirty, most people don’t know any English, and simply crossing the street can be a nightmare but I see all of this as a challenge that I…

Vietnam Trip Itinerary

For those of you that don’t know, Sean and I, along with two close friends of ours, are going to be in Vietnam for about two weeks in late November. For me and Sean, this will be the first stop on our journey through Asia where we plan to live for an indefinite amount of…