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.


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…


i blogged my time in vietnam here. pictures of the trip can be found here.