Hi y’all! So Erin and I have been out of it for last couple of days due to some seriously bad sunburns. We did not even spend that much time outside! I guess it was because we hadn’t seen the sun in a while. Oh well, onto the post about Hue.
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Hi y’all and greetings from the from the imperial city of Hue. Erin and I have been in Hue for two days now and are heading to Hoi An tomorrow. We will make sure to fill y’all in on what we did here soon. In the meantime, onto the 17th parallel, better known as the DMZ.
Last time I wrote we had just arrived in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park after a long, tiring day of driving. We were absolutely beat and it was already getting dark when we arrived, so we grabbed some dinner at the hotel where we were staying (one of the many almost identical places along the main drag in Son Trach, all charging about 200,000₫/room), and went to bed early.
Hello, everyone! Kevin and I just arrived in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park a couple of hours ago after several long, long days of driving. The last few days have been at best boring, and at worst slightly miserable, but I’m happy to have finally made it to the park! Tomorrow we will day a day off of driving to explore some of the huge caves this area is known for.
Yesterday Kevin and I returned from our 3 day/2 night cruise on Halong and Bai Tu Long Bay. We decided to take a tour, which is something we have never done before, because we had just finished our long, bumpy (but beautiful!) loop up north and we wanted to do something fun and easy while we waited for our visa extensions in Hanoi. Plus, with how cheap some of the tours run we figured we would have a hard time spending less traveling on our own, so we’d might as well relax and enjoy the ride.
Hello! We are finally back in Hanoi after having completed a ~2 week motorbike tour of Northern Vietnam. It was intense and in some areas very, very difficult (including the one I’m about to write about), but in the end totally worth it. The scenery we saw, the minority villages we passed through and stayed overnight in, the friendly people we met, all made this trip an incredible way to kick off our time in Vietnam.
Wow, so these last few days were tough, long days and today seemed to be the worst, but we made it to Cho Ra, right outside of Ba Be National Park. We will write about this area later, but first Dong Van!
Dong Van has made a name for itself as an “off the tourist trail” frontier town. It constantly gets rave reviews for the stunning vistas en-route to and from Dong Van, especially Quan Ba Pass. I do have to say, the views were beautiful and diverse!
Happy Easter, everyone! I totally forgot about Easter until I got on Facebook and saw pics of my fam decorating eggs. We have been away from home for too long.. I hope you all have a great holiday! We will be doing nothing traditional at all, but this day has been pretty okay so far nonetheless.