From November 2013 until March 2014 we went to Vietnam, with a side trip to Cambodia.  In our travel diary, the first posts are at the bottom, which is the way that sets them out - a minor annoyance, but it's too much trouble to rearrange them all so that the trip proceeds from top to bottom.   Here is where the diary begins, at our arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.  In each entry there are links to our photo albums and sometimes other explanatory links.  If you want to know more about aspects of our experience, feel welcome to email me.  Definitely email me if you find broken links or errors I should fix.  I reviewed and repaired the diary entries in 2021, armchair traveling during the pandemic lock down, but I might have missed something.

We spent our first two weeks in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, with a side trip of eight days through the Mekong Delta into Cambodia.  In Cambodia we visited Phnom Penh and then went to see the famed temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.   Then we spent six weeks traveling the length of Vietnam from south to north.  After experiencing Hanoi and Halong Bay, we decided to choose the loveliest spot we'd seen, and spend our remaining seven weeks there.  Da Lat was a close second choice, but we chose Nha Trang and filled most of our time there teaching English as volunteers to a fun group of eager students.  We really enjoyed the carefree little seaside city, the food, and the people.

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