Hanoi Graceful Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi Graceful Hotel Review

I found this hotel through my credit card points reward program. I emailed the hotel about the cheaper rate the credit card was offering, as it was much less than the typical internet booking sites and made a deal to pay when I arrived at the lower rate. This was the beginning of my email interactions with Mr. Lee. Hanoi was my first stop in Vietnam and I had no idea what to expect of it, but because of Mr. Lee, the hotel manager at Hanoi Graceful Hotel, I was put at ease my first five days in the north of Vietnam. My first week in Vietnam was pretty much the only thing I had super scheduled out for my entire summer vacation because he had set up my nights in Hanoi, my overnight cruise in Halong Bay and an overnight trekking adventure in Sapa.  He was very informative and quick to get back to me with information and very honest from the moment I started contact via email.

Oh, Phu Quoc! 

It took a day or two before I fell in love with this island.  But once I fell in love, I didn’t want to leave. Phu Quoc has a special place in my heart. I loved it there so much that I didn’t leave the beach for 5 days. My bungalow right on the beach with a restaurant was just perfect for me. It was a great way to end my vacation.

The first two days I was busy exploring, taking boat rides and bus rides around the island. Once I stopped and just enjoyed the scenery right in front of me, I was stuck. I didn’t walk further than 1000 feet from my homestay.

Da Lat, Vietnam

Chase Waterfalls! It’s worth it!

Da Lat, Vietnam was full of adrenaline and adventure during my short stay in this unique city off the beaten path. It was a cross between Paris, Vietnam and the French Alps with a twist of waterfalls and mountain climbing.

I found this place after seeing a friend’s Facebook page that  I met in Cambodia a few weeks prior. I was sold once I saw the waterfalls. My goal was to go find some pretty waterfalls and enjoy nature. It is definitely off of the main tourist route, but still had a good amount of tourism with Vietnamese tourists.