Hang Én There

Hang Én There

Our purpose for driving to this remote part of Vietnam was to go caving in one of the world’s most beautiful karst systems at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our base was Chay Lap Farmstay for two nights, sandwiching one of our hikes, an overnight camping trek to Hang Én … Continue reading

Huế to Go Ho

Huế to Go Ho

We didn’t spend much time at all in the city of Hue, choosing instead to visit sites in the surrounding area. Our first destination was the old Thanh Toan bridge, but as we walked from the parking area, we crossed paths with a wedding party and they seemed happy to have us tag along (at … Continue reading

Fish Story

Due to the change in our flights, we were now going to have four nights and three full days in Hoi An. On our first day, Friday, we were up early to drive south to visit a local ocean-side fish market. Alas, the seas were too rough, so the market was canceled, but it was … Continue reading

Monkey Business

Having made it across the Dragon Bridge, we met our van and drove out to the Son Tre Peninsula. We continued up appropriately named Monkey Mountain about 1,000 feet to an ancient, 800-year-old banyan tree and its commanding view of the South China Sea. We had heard there was a chance to see monkeys along … Continue reading

Da Lat to Da Nang

On the drive from Bao Loc to Da Lat, I took a few photos of houses along the road that were typical of southern and central Vietnam. Road frontage property is obviously at a premium and the lots are all narrow and deep, so most road front buildings are multi-story with the extended family residing … Continue reading