Travel Diary: Hoi An and The Four Seasons, The Nam Hai
Hoi An, Vietnam

Travel Diary: Hoi An and The Four …

After an incredible afternoon exploring Son Tra Mountain in search of the rare and beautiful Red-Shanked Doucs, we drove south for our final destination in Vietnam, Hoi An. Hoi An, is a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Travel Diary: The Monkeys of Son Tra Mountain
Son Tra Mountain, Vietnam

Travel Diary: The Monkeys of Son Tra …

Sometimes spontaneous plans are the best plans. During our time in Da Nang, David was chatting with a friend back home who mentioned that he’d love to go to Vietnam to see a Red Shanked…

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Travel Diary: Fusion Maia Da Nang
Da Nang, Vietnam

Travel Diary: Fusion Maia Da Nang

After Hue, our next stop was Da Nang, Vietnam’s third-largest city and home to some of the world’s best beaches. It’s an easy drive from Hue to Da Nang and, the ride is an event…

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Travel Diary: Hue,  Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Travel Diary: Hue, Vietnam

After our time in Saigon, we flew north to Hue, near the central eastern coast of Vietnam. Hue is the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam, and the seat of Vietnamese rule from the 19th through…

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Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam

Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam

After Phu Quoc we flew to Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly referred to as Saigon by the locals. I read The Quiet American by Graham Greene last fall as was excited to visit the…

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Travel Diary: La Veranda and Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Travel Diary: La Veranda and Phu Quoc …

Phu Quoc is one of those places, that I want to tell you all about and simultaneously want to keep all to myself. Floating in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the “Pearl…

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Travel Diary: One night on Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Travel Diary: One night on Ha Long …

No trip to Vietnam would be complete without a visit to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO heritage site celebrated for its 1,900+ limestone islets rising out of tranquil jade waters. Since the area covers over…

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Travel Diary: Hanoi and the Hotel Metropole
Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Diary: Hanoi and the Hotel Metropole

When we landed in Hanoi we used our first week in Vietnam to catch up on some design work for clients in the United States and plan the rest of our tour of Southeast Asia…

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