Wholesome may seem like the last word that one would use in describing any large city, let alone Hanoi. But that’s the word that keeps coming to mind as I try to wrap my head around all we have seen and experienced here in our first three weeks in Vietnam. As frenetic as daily life here can be, there’s an overwhelming sense of family and … Continue reading Hectic and Wholesome: our Hanoi
We mentioned in a previous post that we’re trying not to plan everything about this trip. But of course, some planning has to happen, including where to start. After deciding on Southeast Asia, the next question became which countries? Stereotypical though it may be, we are planning to visit what could be considered the core of the so-called Banana Pancake Trail*: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. These four … Continue reading Where to begin?