Indochina The Travel Journal Day 16-17

  Day 16: September 29th: Sapa After a somewhat rough night on the Victoria night express to Sapa we meet Mao, our Hmong tour guide at the Sapa railway station. We arrive at 6:00 am in the morning after maybe a couple hours of sleep on a very bumpy train ride. I “usually” don’t think…OMG…

Indochina The Travel Journal Day 14 & 15

Day 14: Tuesday September 27th – Halong Bay   We wake up to a beautiful day in Halong Bay and start the day off with a private Tai Chi lesson. Mike and I have so much fun doing Tai Chi “for beginners” that we are motivated to look for Tai Chi lessons once we are…

Indochina – The Travel Journal Day 12 – 13

Day 12 – Sunday September 25th – Hoi An Today we are exploring Hoi An – and on the short drive to Hoi An our guide Wu shares with us some interesting facts about Da Nang and Hoi An. Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam in terms of urban population and one of the major port cities is the commercial…

Indochina – The Travel Journal Day 10-11

  Day 10: Friday September 23rd 2016 – Binh Than Island Todays morning tour was a visit to Binh Than Island, which we reached by cruising through the narrow channels of the Mekong Delta. The views along the river banks gave us a great view into the locals daily live on the Mekong and we could observe the…

Indochina – The Travel Journal – Day 8-9

Day 8 – Wednesday September 21st : Phnom Penh – Jahan MehKong River Mike is looking forward to this day since we started this trip. Our guide drops us off at the River bank of the Mekong River to board the Jahan, our “home” for the next 4 days. We are very anxious on what…

Indochina – The Travel Journal Day 6-7

Day 6: Monday September 19th: Siem Reap: Wow, what a day it has been. September 19th is Mike and my wedding anniversary and the tour agency had planned a very special day for us. We got up at 4:00 a.m. to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat, one of the most preserved temples in the…