Dana Wanders Vietnam

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Dana Wanders Vietnam

About Me

Home Sweet Vietnam

I had planned on keeping up with this blog when I got home. Not only was I surprised and touched by how many people seemed to really like reading about my adventures, but Bonnie inspired me to want to blog about the stories that I either didn't have time for…

Day 13 In-Depth: Saigon

So, why do I love Saigon? Mostly, I love that Saigon has managed to integrate a Western cosmopolitan atmosphere while making it its own and still staying charmingly Vietnamese. The combination speaks to me somehow on a visceral level. Nothing specific happened, I didn't see anything specifically to make me…

Day 13: Best. Day. Ever. 

I've had some pretty incredible days in Vietnam, but this was my favorite.  And Chicago's 22-year run as my favorite city in the world ended today. It's now Saigon. Hanoi is number three but very close to Chicago. And considering that in the last 22 years I've visited over 100…

Day 11: Diep Son Island

I was adopted by two lovely Vietnamese friends and their families today! Turns out, the hotel booked me in a "Vietnamese-only" tour of Diep Son (which I found out near the end of the day when one of my fellow adventurers asked me how I managed to be booked in…