Ha Long Bay

Sacha, Rosa and I were picked up from our hostel in Hanoi and driven to Hai Phong and the pier where we would embark on a 3-day tour of Halong Bay. The Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered spectacular for its hundreds of thousands of limestone karsts—monolithic islands topped with dense vegetation. Some…

Hanoi

Sacha and I went out for beer and street donuts in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, and started researching for our trip to Halong Bay. Then, even though there were 20 beds in our long skinny dorm at Asia Backpacker Hostel,  the room was surprisingly quiet and we had a good sleep. In the morning, walked…

Siem Reap – Cambodia

The landscape from Koh Rong back thru Phnom Penh to Siem Reap was dotted with water buffalo, cows, and chickens against a background of farms and rice fields. Beautiful lotus flowers bloomed in ponds outside of most homes where families had stands selling coconuts and tea along the roadside. Children were swimming and running around…