Saigon: Vietnam’s mega city

Saigon or as it is now known Ho Chi Min City was our last stop in Vietnam. Six days in Saigon was not nearly enough: the food, the people, and the coffee.  Did you know that Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world? Not only are they growing the beans, but…

Hoi An: old beach town

Our third stop in Vietnam was Hoi An.  The words “Hoi An” translate to “peaceful meeting place” and the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site has survived nearly 200 years of turbulent Vietnamese history. It remains preserved mostly as it was 200 years ago, when it functioned as major trading post in the 18th century.…

Hanoi: Hello Vietnam

Sitting down to look at my pictures of Vietnam I am at a loss of words as of how to describe my feelings about the country.  I think the best description is to say that I am in love with Vietnam.  Not the cheesy I love this city, but the type of love you reserve…