Dana Wanders Vietnam

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Dana Wanders Vietnam

About Me

Day 5: Hue and Countryside

Broken record time: Another amazing day that I can't even begin to describe how lucky I am to have experienced. Bill picked me up promptly this morning for a motorbike tour of Hue and the surrounding countryside to include the Thanh Toan Bridge, three tombs of Nguyen Dynasty emperors, and…

Day 4: Hue

The overnight train was not as bad as I feared (but still somewhat stressful), and I slept more than I thought I would. The only other time I took an overnight train, from Munich to Paris, I didn't even sleep for one minute, and this despite the fact that I…

Day 1: Hanoi

An absolutely amazing day! I can't even describe how wonderful it was. My guide, Nathan, met me at 5 am to show me around the Old Quarter, the French Quarter, wet markets (selling fruits, vegetables, frogs, snails, eels, just-butchered meat, and flowers, among other things), and the Long Bien Bridge.…

Arriving in Hanoi

So far, so good! The airport was nowhere as chaotic as I thought it would be. I was second in line for passport control, my bag was fifth off the conveyor, and no line at customs. So, from the time I stepped off the plane until I was out front…

Building My “Brand”

Now that I've got a fancy new blog and fancy new social media accounts, it was time to create a travel card I can give to people I meet on my travels so they can contact me later. I have a beach-themed one I normally use, but it's just my…