A bike ride through the Vietnam countryside

While in Hoi An, John and I discovered Grasshopper Tours, a highly-rated bicycle touring company. One of their offerings is a ride to the villages in the Vietnamese countryside. We both signed up but, unfortunately, on the morning we were to go, which was our last day in Hoi An, John wasn’t feeling up to … Continue reading A bike ride through the Vietnam countryside

More on Hanoi: Women, the other Hanoi Hilton, and the meal that brought Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain together

Women in Hanoi It was surprising, and cool, to see that there is a museum in Hanoi devoted to the women of the country. I went to see it. The first floor was devoted to marriage, family, and women’s roles in fishing and farming. There are a number of tribes in Vietnam in the hills … Continue reading More on Hanoi: Women, the other Hanoi Hilton, and the meal that brought Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain together