Vietnam

The last leg of my solo RTW adventure was to beyond beautiful Ha Long Bay. With plans to continue traveling after meeting up with friends from home the following week in Australia, Ha Long was the perfect place to end my solo journey and take a few days to reflect on the past several months I’d spent traveling: the people I’d met, the experiences I’d lived through, and the lessons I had (and hadn’t) learned…

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Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the little town of Hoi An tucked away on the central coast of Vietnam was a highlight of my few weeks in the country.

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Saigon was another unplanned trip destination. Besides its well known War Remnants Museum, I hadn’t heard a lot of great things about the city… in fact what I had heard led me to envision a place bordering on total madness, full of people, motorbikes, and the suffocating pollution that all too often accompanies both of those things. Well, after finding myself with a few extra days to kill and on a breezy flight from Phnom Penh, within an hour of arriving I couldn’t have been happier at my last minute decision!

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