Coffee!! ☕️

Even Isabel, who doesn’t particularly like coffee, drank some everywhere we went. The trick here, adding some condensed milk. We had everything from coffee shop coffee to out of the hotel pot. Most noteable was the coconut coffee (made with coconut cream) and egg coffee (made with meringue like egg topping that gets folded in).

Fooooooooood 🍜🍤🍍🥢

We decided posting all the food pictures separately was a better choice. We got to eat so many fantastic and different things, hopefully it makes you hungry! Not pictured, the millions of passion fruit Isabel ate every morning.

Ho Chi Minh City 🏙️

Ho Chi Minh was the biggest city we’ve been to! The night we arrived we decided to go see a show at the Saigon Opera House. We saw A O Show, which describes itself as a Bamboo Cirque. It was a very fun show contrasting Vietnam’s peaceful country life versus the noise of urbanization in …

Ninh Binh – Tam Coc

From Ha Long Bay we took a quick pit stop in the Ninh Binh/Tam Coc region as we make our way to central Vietnam. We woke up at 4:45 am and by 5:15 am we were hiking up stairs to catch the sunrise at the top of Mua Cave overlook. It was a beautifully clear …

Ha Long Bay ⛴️

Ha Long Bay has been one of my lifetime bucket list items. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in a ‘junk’ boat floating through the UNESCO World Heritage site. Our time was jam packed with activities but I would recommend everyone to go visit! To begin, here is our ‘junk’ boat the UniCharm. I …

Bus Ride in Comfort!!

If bussing between places was always this comfortable I wouldn’t bother flying. We just arrived in Sa Pa for some trekking and we took a sleeper bus all the way from Hanoi. It was very comfortable and I am already looking forward to the bus ride back!

Hanoi Old Quarter

A few things we quickly learned about exploring the city! Crossing the street is an act of bravery, the key is to stay consistent and not stop moving. You may see crosswalks but they mean nothing. I was under the impression this time of year was slightly cooler. That is false. It may not be …

The Note Coffee

Every other store front or stall here is coffee. But not all are as unique as The Note Coffee. Five stories completely covered on the inside with post it notes from their visitors! I’m not a coffee drinker but I’ve never had anything more delicious than egg coffee and coconut coffee! ☕️

Trấn Quốc Pagoda

This morning we made our way to Trấn Quốc Pagoda; the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi built in the early sixth century.

Hanoi Food Tour

Today was our first day in Hanoi and no better way to start the trip than a food tour. Really we are here to eat good food for two weeks… We landed in the morning, checked in to our hotel, then started exploring on our own in the afternoon with $3 Pho and coconut coffee …

Liftoff! ✈️

One year after booking the tickets and we’re finally sitting on the plane. See you in 14 hours.

Let the Packing Begin…

3 days till the adventure begins! After putting off packing for a few days now, we decided it was probably time to see how much stuff we’re going to bring. Since we are only bringing our backpacks for ease of travel on trains and buses, I knew this would be a challenge because I’m an …