Hoi An, Vietnam

January 16 – 22, 2020 We got a private van with a driver to take us from Hue to Hoi An, about 110 miles south. This was a good option considering that the price of 5 train tickets back to Da Nang and then an additional transfer service from Da Nang to Hoi An would … More Hoi An, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

January 12 – January 16, 2020 After 4 days in Da Nang, it was time to move again. We took a train to Hue, about 60 miles north of Da Nang. Train travel was great for us even though it’s not always the most economical, practical or efficient option for a family of 5. Whenever … More Hue, Vietnam

Da Nang, Vietnam

January 8 – January 12, 2020 The morning we were to leave Hanoi, Ana, Simon, and the kids returned back from Europe. We crossed paths for only a few minutes, but enough to exchange a few words, some hugs and for Nina to look through their passports (his current obsession). From Hanoi, we flew to … More Da Nang, Vietnam

Happy New Year

It’s 5am on 1/1/20 in Hanoi and most of our family and friends are still waiting to step into 2020. So this is a greeting from “the future” for all of them! We peacefully stepped into a new year a few hours ago and even had enough time to sleep the celebrations off. All the … More Happy New Year

Leaving beaches of Thailand, heading to Hanoi, Vietnam

After almost 2 months in Thailand, this crew is leaving beautiful Thai beaches for somewhat cooler temperatures of the bustling city of Hanoi, Vietnam. We hit a snag at the airport this morning as it turned out that Nina’s passport number was entered wrong in our visa pre-approval letter. I guess Vietnamese immigration is quite … More Leaving beaches of Thailand, heading to Hanoi, Vietnam