Ahoy, Hanoi! (Part 3)

There were very few things left for us to do in Hanoi on our third day.  And because both Jacq and I were already feeling under the weather by this time, due mostly to the unending mist and drizzle that we had on our first day.  So, we took our last…

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Ahoy, Hanoi! (Part 2)

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Our second day in Hanoi was Ha Long Bay day!  We weren’t too excited about this because related literature told us that Ha Long Bay is not 100% enjoyable during the winter months.  We were expecting low visibility due to the fog and an overall gray day due to the…

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Ahoy, Hanoi!

Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam

My first destination for 2014 was Hanoi:  Vietnam’s capital, second largest city and main cultural center.  For this trip, I was accompanied by Jacq and it was our first time to travel together.  We had a red-eye flight and we arrived in Hanoi a little bit before 1:00am local time where…

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Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Traveling solo and on a budget requires a lot of preparation, research and advance booking.  And after spending weeks reviewing the budget hotels in Bali as listed at Agoda.com, I settled for Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach because of the price ($69.64 for two nights), location (in Kuta but very near Legian) and the…

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