Escape the chaos of Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi and head south to Hoi An Vietnam. Hoi An is English translates to “peaceful meeting place” and I’d have to agree with that. Hoi An is an oasis in Vietnam and our personal favorite city in Vietnam. I’d suggest at least two nights in Hoi an, or many more if your time allows. When you visit this beautiful city, here are the top things to do in Hoi An Vietnam.
There is something about the idyllic town of Sapa that catches ones attention. It is peaceful, it is calm and a great place for a writer to spend some quality time with her work. We wandered a little away from the main Sapa area to the nearby villages. Read on to see what made that day extra special!
Laos has something of a cultlike status among single travelers. Like Vietnam, Laos was a war-ravaged place that has emerged as a peaceful haven. Unlike Vietnam, it has managed to retain much of its original culture and to preserve its environment, among the most pristine in Southeast Asia. Highlights include a classic riverboat trip down the Mekong, a visit to the royal city of Luang Prabang, and hanging out with an international cadre of travelers in the capital of Vientiane.
More than 40 years after Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty was killed in South Vietnam, his family will finally receive personal letters he wrote that were taken and used as propaganda by Vietnamese forces during the war.