It was around in December, right before Christmas when I got a message from my cousin Chad that him and his wife Ivy wanted to meet me somewhere in the world. After a few back-n-forth messages we decided that we'd meet in Vietnam. A few more messages with Ivy and we carved out a travel itinerary that started in the northern capital of Hanoi and ended in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. The two cities were over a thousand miles away and we had 15 days to do it. It was an aggressive timeline for any time of year, but Chad and Ivy's arrival date coincide with Tet, which made our schedule all the more challenging. Here's a 15 day account of our whirlwind tour of Vietnam.
Day 1, 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Ha Long Bay Crusie
Day 4 - Back to Hanoi
Day 5 - Overnight Train to Hué
Day 6 - Hué
Day 7- Overnight Train to Nah Trang
Day 8, 9, 10 - Nah Trang
Day 11, 12, 13 - Mũi Né
Our little motorcycle gang. We took a full day and toured the coast of Mūi Né. If you live in Vietnam, or are traveling there, riding a motorbike is a must. There's a population of 90 million and 37 million registered motorbikes.
Sorry for the sound quality in the video. The wind was brutal on the dunes. I'm still picking granules of sand out of my cameras.