Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vietnam Bound

Exciting news from last post: We have booked our next vacation! Yes, so over the moon excited. We will be traveling to Vietnam at the end of the month! On the itinerary is the famous and romantic Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, staying an overnight on a traditional (but luxury) junk boat as we sail around the bay, swim, explore the area by kayak, and lounge on the beach or boat deck. Next we will tour Hanoi and possibly visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillared Pagoda, House-on-Stilts, Temple of Literature, take a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter, and see Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. All the while we will be staying at a lovely 5 star hotel in a wonderful central location. As a nice bonus, we are stopping in Taipei, Taiwan for a day/night on our way to Vietnam, so we get a quick peek at that city and I get another 2 countries stamps in my passport!

Also on the traveling agenda is NEW ZEALAND this summer. And a cruise to MALAYSIA, THAILAND and SINGAPORE this winter. Excited is an understatement! If we do what we're planning then I will have visited 10 countries in 3 years!

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