Here’s a video we made about our recent visa run to Vietnam! Hope you enjoy it!!! (you better because it took me forever to make!)
We weren’t quite sure what to expect because Vietnam had never been on our radar as a vacation place before moving to Thailand. But since it is a convenient place for visa runs for a lot of need greaters here because it is so close and cheap, we gave it a try! Although very similar to Thailand, Vietnam was still full of suprises and we would definitely recommend it to anyone to go visit!
Since we only had 1 week, we decided to just stick to the north of Vietnam. We flew into Hanoi, but immediately got a connecting flight Da Nang to visit the nearby town of Hoi An. This is a super historic town and perfect for a relaxing few days walking around and taking in Vietnam’s culture. It’s also 20 minutes away from a beautiful beach so this town definitely has it all! My favorite part was getting some custom clothing made SUPER cheap. I was able to design a few dresses and skirts that will be perfect for me here in Thailand. Aaron designed a leather service bag that perfectly fits everything he needs for service here…his dream bag finally became a reality!! Needless to say, we definitely plan on going back! You can have clothing, suits, wool coats, bags, shoes and boots all custom made for you. So many possibilities!!!!!!
After 4 days there, we moved on to the famous Halong Bay. The bad news was that it rained the WHOLE time, so our views were a little less then desired. Also Kayaking in the rain was…not as enjoyable as it could be…however the GOOD news is that we got to go at all! The next day all tours were cancelled due to the storms. Halong bay was really awesome and way more fun then we both expected. Even though we only booked a one day boat trip, 2-3 day cruises in the bay are really popular. If I had to plan things over again, I definitely do a multiple day tour! The views never got boring!!!
We wrapped up our trip with two crazy days in the city of Hanoi. Everything we heard about traffic in Vietnam IS SO TRUE! it’s insane. I was actually a little afraid to go outside. Thankfully we lived to tell about it. But my favorite part of Vietnam were all the mini chairs! living in Thailand we are no strangers to street food, but Vietnam takes it to a far sillier level! everyone sits on the sides walks eating in these short mini chairs. it’s hysterical to see, but come night time you start to understand why as the street get more and more full and hundreds of people are just outside eating and drinking and enjoying life on their little mini chairs.
We hope you en joyed our video!!! Please leave us some comments below! We would love to hear your reactions since we’re not actually there to watch the video with you!! We love and miss you all!!!
Here’s a few of my favorite still shots from the trip: