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Next Stop is Viet Nam

This year’s Lao New Year break takes us back to Hanoi, Vietnam for a week with the boys. Looking forward to hunkering down and relaxing as much as an infant, toddler, and city of 8 million allows.


After five months of backpacking through Asia, we finally reach Hanoi, Vietnam’s political and cultural capital. Was Hanoi worth the wait? Read on to find out!

Vietnam’s Hoi An Ancient Town, Day 1

The UNESCO town of Hoi An harkens back to bygone days, when trading ships from all of Asia called at this Thu Bồn River port. An important trading center and melting pot of cultures for millennia, Hoi An today is sleepy, beautiful and remarkably well-preserved.