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.


Another day and a half in Hoi An

In this post: our lovely hotel, the best little cafe that made a GF cake just for Rach, a visit to Thanh Ha pottery village, people watching in Old Town, a new hotel, and a quick motobike ride out to An Bang Beach. hoi an2-1hoi an2-1-2hoi an2-2-2hoi an2-3-2hoi an2-4hoi an2-3hoi an2-5hoi an2-6hoi an2-7hoi an2-8hoi an2-9hoi an2-10

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. 

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Sapa – Day 2

In this post – hiking with the Black Hmong through the hills of Sapa (under a blazing hot sun in the harshest possible conditions to take photographs…)


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.