To set the stage a little bit, I’m an American citizen, born and raised in the heartland, who recently went on a trip to Vietnam as part of a promise I made to my wife years ago to one day travel to East Asia and “experience a foreign land.” A few weeks after returning from my 10-day journey, as the dust has settled and the reflection internalized, I can now say that my wife’s statement was loaded to say the least.
But I figure, for those who’ve ever considered traveling to East Asia, or Vietnam specifically, I’d impart some highlights and wisdom gleaned from my travels that any wondering nomad could learn from. I will tell you the highs, the lows, and every mind-altering detail in between. I’ll omit nothing.
The trip took place in three key locations: Hanoi (capital of Vietnam), the rice fields of Ninh Bình, and on a cruise in the picturesque Ha Long Bay. I hope you guys enjoy! And if you don’t like it then my Name is Mac Faulkner, and I like cats, Domino’s Rolex watches, I’m a Scorpio, and I’ve never been laid.
Side note: The following photos are, to the best of my ability, in chronological order…