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Vietnam Part 2: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An

Vietnam Part 2: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An

After we got food poisoning and missed our train :(, we hopped on a flight from Hanoi to Hue. Hue is an interesting city. It feels quite small compared to Hanoi (because it is). We arrived in the rain, and wandered around the area on our way to the palace.   The castle complex is pretty amazing even though it was destroyed by the Americans during the American War. It’s a much newer palace than what I am accustomed to…

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Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

For my birthday, Rachel and I went to Vietnam. We had both always wanted to go and there was a very cheap plane ticket from NY. We were going to see my grandfather for his birthday anyway, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately, as cheap tickets usually go, it was not the most direct flight… JFK-DTW-ICN-HAN. Let me just say, that DTW-ICN leg was a bear. On the plus side, it was on the soon-to-retire Delta 747-400s. After…

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