Rome, Italy

In this post: Lots of wandering the streets of Rome, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the best little cafe, the Pantheon, amazing churches, gelato, and the Vatican Museum.

Bến đò Duy Hải Fishing Village

In this post: a trip out to a local fishing village with Etienne Bossot as my guide, and way too many portraits of the most amazing old man.

Two days in Hoi An

In this post: Exploring Old Town, breakfast in the garden at our hotel, being local celebrities in a local lady’s selfie, and a sobering, yet unbelievably rewarding visit with the children at the Hoi An Orphanage. 

Sapa – Day 1

In this post: A trek through the enormous, we almost died of exhaustion mountains hills of Sapa, which included Black Hmong markets, the village of Cat Cat where we toured a traditional home, and the most beautiful walk through a gorge with bamboo forests.  Later, exploring the town of Sapa and haggling with the locals.

Hanoi Day 1

In this post: Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tea at Hanoi Social Club, Hoan Kiem, the man who drew us (more on that soon), dinner at the Lantern Lounge, and a stroll through the night market.

Vietnam

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know we’re safe and sound in Hanoi. Our travel from WI was uneventful which is always a good thing, and we’re excited to get out and explore later today. It’s currently 4:45am and we’re both wide awake, so we might head out for a quick morning stroll to Hoàn Kiếm Lake, perhaps find a cafe…