There it was… a huge cockroach in the corner by the band. He flailed his body around in his last glorious moments warning us, you could have a better dinner elsewhere, don’t be fooled by the delicious Mojito, this is your last night in Vietnam! We had already ordered some fried shrimp and Cuban . . . → Read More: Thank you, cockroach.
We arrived at the Metropole in Hanoi late on a drizzly afternoon. It’s an amazing hotel, in a very cool city. Built in the early 1900s, it oozes old world colonial swank. The staff is excellent, and greets you in French. Kinda felt like a Parisian hotel to me. Thank you Uncle Billy!
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Our arrival at La Residence came in mid afternoon. The hotel has been redone in Mod style to give it the feeling of an era long since passed. The bar is stylish with red deco chairs and old time tunes. We booked an afternoon spa, dinner reservations for 8:30 and headed to the . . . → Read More: They Put Chicken Powder in Everything
Caki and I ventured into Hoi An for a bit of shopping and lunch one day. I really don’t know what day it is now, nor did I then, and that’s a damn fine thing. We picked up a few things in various shops and galleries, working up quite the appetite along the . . . → Read More: Morning Glory in Hoian
Our morning in Dalat, as usual, began at 6:00am. A trip to the breakfast buffet proved the previous night’s salt-free dinner was no mistake. Even the bacon lacked it’s normal salty deliciousness. The bread and butter, however, was delightful as usual. We packed up, picked up a map and headed out to . . . → Read More: chợ Đà Lạt
Oh Asia, how I missed you! But why dear Asia, now that we are reunited, must you be such a beast! I suppose last time I arrived in this beautiful part of the earth I was already over the jet lag. This time, not so much. Post wedding cold settled in once . . . → Read More: Asia, you beast!
We thought we’d keep things rolling with periodic updates from Vietnam – and by updates, I mostly mean pictures and descriptions of what we’ve been eating.
After almost 30 hours of travel via San Francisco and Hong Kong, we arrived at Hotel Majestic Saigon around midnight. Cracked . . . → Read More: Majestic Saigon
We’ve booked Vietnam! 20 days of bánh mì, delicious noodle bowls with citrus and hot chilies, entire families on motor scooters, beaches and busy cities! We will leave March 28th, 2011 and return April 16th. It’s looking like our itinerary will change every day for the next 6 months, but for . . . → Read More: Chào bạn