Hue – Gerbara Hotel

Hue – Gerbara Hotel

    The Gerbara Hotel in Hue (38 Le Loi Street) is about a block away from the historic and beautiful Perfume River. While not waterfront, it is close enough and the hotel has beautiful views of the river and a lovely bridge that lights up in the evenings....
Hue – City Highlights

Hue – City Highlights

The pretty city of Hue (pronounced Hway) is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River. It has lovely bridges and a more relaxed feel than busier cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Much of Hue and the surrounding area are dotted with historic...
Halong Bay

Halong Bay

It is impossible to overstate the beauty of Halong Bay. This gorgeous area of thousands of limestone rocks and islands is awe-inspiring. It seemed like every minute I was gasping out loud and trying to take yet another picture. There is a reason it is a UNESCO World...
Halong Bay – Bhaya Classic Cruise

Halong Bay – Bhaya Classic Cruise

My one night on the Bhaya Classic cruise boat in Halong Bay was just what I needed at the time. After a very long flight from Canada to Hanoi, and two incredibly busy days in Hanoi, I needed to sit back and relax. The Bhaya Classic gave me the comfort I needed in my...
Hanoi – Sunway Hotel

Hanoi – Sunway Hotel

While in Hanoi, I stayed at the four-star Sunway Hotel (19 Pham Dinh Ho, Hai Ba Trung). It is centrally located near most of the tourist sites I list in my Hanoi – City Highlights. Nothing is too far by foot or by taxi/bus. It is located on a pretty narrow street, and...
Hanoi – City Highlights

Hanoi – City Highlights

Hanoi feels very traditional with strong links to the past to me. Obviously, you see influences from China and France in the architecture, and you see iPhones and western-style dress in younger people all around the city. But you also see thousands of people starting...

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