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December 20, 2017

Below you will find information specific to Airports and Airlines, for general travel tips, check out THIS page. 

Airlines

Alaska Airlines

I always pack plenty of food for flights, especially long ones like this.  But I was pleasantly surprised by the options Alaska Airlines provided.  Check out these gluten free, vegan and kosher options on Alaska Airlines! Even though I had a bag full of food, I really wanted to see what the th...

December 14, 2017

Hanoi is a large and fast paced city of nearly 8 million.  There is something for everyone and as with nearly every other city, I could have spent more time in Hanoi.  We hit the major tourist things, but there was more I would have liked to see, like a showing of a water puppet theatre and the Imperial Citadel. 

Ho Chi Minh's Masoleum

8 Hung Vuong, Dien Bien, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Is…interesting. Our G Adventures guide told u...

December 14, 2017

Hanoi is a large and fast paced city of nearly 8 million.  There is something for everyone and as with nearly every other city, I could have spent more time in Hanoi.  We hit the major tourist things, but there was more I would have liked to see, like a showing of a water puppet theatre and the Imperial Citadel. 

What I ate

For basic information and tips for traveling gluten free in Vietnam HERE.  For general info, che...

December 14, 2017

Sorry for the very short Hue post.  I was not feeling the best and missed out on most of the food and activities...boo!  So I don't have any food really, I just had a mango smoothie and some veggie fried rice.

What We Did...

For basic information and tips for traveling gluten free in Vietnam HERE.  For general info, check out TRAVEL TIPS.

Imperial City

Another of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is a must see if you...

December 14, 2017

Hoi An is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage site! This is a beautiful town that is like stepping back in time.  Similar to Siem Reap, Cambodia (another of my favorite cities), you’ll want to just save some time to wander around. 

What I ate

For basic information and tips for traveling gluten free in Vietnam HERE.  For general info, check out TRAVEL TIPS.

Bach Dang Hoi An Hotel (where we stayed)

No 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh st.,...

December 14, 2017

I am not going to go into the history of Vietnam, because frankly, I don’t know enough to do it justice.  But the history is one of the reasons we were drawn to Vietnam.  Both my husband and I were born after the war ended, and just like in Cambodia, we wanted to get up close and personal to the historical place.  Our time in Saigon was very history oriented, with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum....

December 14, 2017

We really had a great and relaxing time in the beach town of Nha Trang. We were only there one night, however, the night train we had taken got us there in time for the sunrise, and we didn’t leave the following day until nearly 8pm.  What did we do? Ate, hung out on the beach, ate, checked out a mud bath spa, ate, slept, hung out on the beach, ate.  This break from moving non-stop was exactly what was needed at this point in...

December 14, 2017

World Heritage site Halong Bay had been the city I was the most excited to visit – I couldn’t wait to see the towering limestone structures jutting out of the water.  Unfortunately, everyone else ALSO wants to see Halong Bay and it is becoming extremely touristy.  We had a water view from our hotel and nearly the entire water front was a construction zone for new hotels, resorts and even an amusement park. That being said, I s...

December 14, 2017

We only spent one night in Cần Thơ, it was a good stopping point between Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).  For a unique experience, we spent the night in a rural homestay as part of our tour.  The homestay was really designed for tour groups, but in a rural part of the town and in what felt very home-like (this is a city of 1.2 million, so it was quite a different experience than staying in the city center).  When...

December 13, 2017

We visited Can Tho, Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay and Hanoi.  For specifics on each city, check out each post!

Being Gluten Free in Vietnam

To learn more about what kinds of foods I typically travel with, and navigating airports, check out the TRAVEL TIPS page.  

Similar to Thailand and Cambodia, there is very little understanding of allergies or celiac in SE Asia.  No one really knew what I was trying to avoid,...

November 28, 2017

Who is G Adventures?  An AMAZING tour company, is who!  At the time we took our trip, I was 33 and had been to 20 countries.  I was diagnosed with celiac in 2011 and we managed to do Ireland shortly after my diagnosis - granted - being in an English speaking country with an awareness of celiac disease made that much easier.  But I like a challenge.  So, I figured, if I could do gluten free in a country whose language I don't s...

July 15, 2017

Google Maps Offline: How To

Ok, I love traveling, and learning these tricks was a GAME CHANGER for me!  Did you know that you can save google maps offline on your phone - meaning that when you have no data or wifi, like is common when traveling, you can still look at a map and navigate?  WHAT! Yes, even with airplane mode turned on.  Sure, if I thought about it too hard it was kind of creepy. I mean, that means GPS navigation i...

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