She did it! Just a reminder for those of you just joining us. We set out on an Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries+). 3 generations (my 72 year-old mom – Gma Bev), to cover 3 countries (Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia), in just 3 months (November, December, January). Our amazing Adventure333 has come to an end and Gma Bev made it all the way!
It seems that you like to slice and dice the data as much as I do. Actually, I think you like me slicing and dicing the data, and you like to consume the output any way I give it to you. So for grins and fun for me, you get to see our expenses for the month of December 2014, which includes Laos and Vietnam. If you just want to see the breakdown by Country, then just scroll down a little further.
I guess you could say everything wasn’t coming up roses with our accommodation in Vietnam. We spent 25 nights in Vietnam from the North to the South (Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City) and a few extra guests joined us on occasion.
If you haven’t noticed by now, Gma Bev likes to do her own thing. Sometimes she meets amazing people and other times, she may have a little mishap. When she visited us in Spain, a couple of years ago, she was “mugged” in Gibraltar. We’ve also shared her Shenanigans In Laos last month. This month we will share what she was up to in Vietnam. Let’s just say it wasn’t quite as mellow as Laos or as innocent as her mugging in Gibraltar. Vietnam was full of energy, scooters and scams. We share it all with you here!
We arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam late at night. The streets weren’t too crowded and it seemed to be a typical city vibe for 10 pm. There were a few pedestrians out and about and a light consistent traffic flow around our hostel. Little did we know what we would be in for the next morning when crossing the street in Vietnam!
When researching travel options for our journey from Hue to Hoi An, I found there were several choices. I happened upon the option of a private car versus the bus or train. I reached out to a few agencies for pricing and within minutes, I had a reasonable price from Hue Private Cars (VM Travel).
A day or two in Hue Vietnam (Hue is pronounced “way”) seems to be the norm for most travelers. It seems it’s a good stopping point about midway between the popular city of Hanoi and the Unesco village of Hoi An. We decided to spend about 4 nights in Hue. We not only wanted to rest and explore, but we don’t like to move too fast. When we checked into our hotel, they even commented, “Wow you are staying a long time.” So I guess we did things a little out of the norm, but how it all played out seemed like it was meant to be.
If you are looking for clean, quiet and nice budget accommodations in Hue, Vietnam, this is the place we would recommend for you. A little on the artsy side with a splash of purple here there and everywhere.