When I set out on the biggest adventure of my life, I was afraid it somehow wouldn’t match up to expectations. And expectations were high after hearing stories and having wanted to go for years. So I’m happy to say that Vietnam was perfect, it was a crazy and exhilarating adventure of strange things and marvelous places.
Here are some highlights from the trip:
Our first meal in Vietnam
View from our airbnb apartment
Airbnb apartment falling apart
Delicous dish from the Man Beer restuarant
Partying it up for our last night in Saigon
Quynh’s Uncle Doctor Ho let us stay at his beautiful house
Uncle Ho’s special blend of whiskey, good for fertility!
They made us the most incredible meal
Quynh’s family gave us of the surrounding dragon fruit fields
Then they took us to the Mei Kong delta
The first of the many Buddhas of my Asia trip
Hanging out on a beautiful beach in Vietnam!
Dinner! Eat the whole thing, even the bones
Beautiful red sunset as we sip cocktails
Finally have time to do some laundry
Year of the Goat!
Apparently you pray to this one for health
The biggest Buddha I saw the whole trip
Taking a break while Amber practiced her photography
Taking another break on the way up a granite mountain
Group picture after a long hike
Da Nang is pretty
Our hotel’s grand opening party, there was a band, magician, fireworks, and most importantly 50% off!
We went to the tallest building to celebrate our last night in Da Nang
Stopped by Hanoi on the way to Halong
Favorite bowl of pho, came here twice
The girls and our boat
Unfortunately, not the nicest day. But it was incredible nevertheless
Attempting to help row
Surprise cave, the first of many caves
Happened to see this while looking for a place to eat