Destination TBD
Hanoi »
The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi has the feeling of a provincial French city with enough motorbikes, tarps, and corrugated metal roofing to remind you that you're in SE Asia. The city is full of museums, shops, and reminders of Vietnam's war days.
Halong Bay »
170 km east of Hanoi, Halong Bay is a scenic Karst landscape that rises from the sea. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is a big draw for travelers looking to spend a few days boating the many islets and exploring caves.
Sapa »
Originally built as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa has become a traveler's gem in Vietnam's NorthWestern Highlands. The cool climate, beautiful terraced landscapes, and hill tribe people (the Hmong and Dao) draw a steady stream of tourists.
Hoi An »
A pastel-washed, riverside town in Central Vietnam, Hoi An is most famous for its tailors. While Hoi An may be a shopping destination for many, this old port city is full of historic buildings with a heavy Chinese, Japanese, and European influence.
  Riding the Ho Chi Minh Highway »
Riding the Ho Chi Minh Highway on 2 wheels is an excellent way to get off the tourist trail... and the bus. Two bikes, three riders, 800 km, and four days: we made our way from Hoi An to Nha Trang through the scenic Central Highlands.
  The Mekong Delta »
The Mekong Delta is unlike any other region in Vietnam. It's home to floating villages and markets, fish farms, crocodile farms, snake farms, and Cham villages.
  Mui Ne »
Mui Ne is one of those places where you can lie in a hammock all day... or collect sea shells on the beach. It's a great place to relax, with a beach lined with coconut palms rather than hi-rise resorts. There are als0 sand dunes and canyons to explore.
© 2005, Cheryn Flanagan