Henry and I have done our fair share of traveling this year. Besides the standard weekend getaways to SF and Vegas, we also went to Toronto, New Orleans and Seattle. America is a fantastic country and I enjoy domestic travel but international trips always get me excited. I’ve been planning this upcoming adventure for months and I can’t believe it’s right around the corner.
Here’s our itinerary:
Shanghai -> Hong Kong -> Shenzhen -> Hanoi -> Sapa -> Hue -> Hoi An -> Saigon -> Can Tho -> Narita -> Los Angeles
Phew..that’s a long list of places and we’re going to attempt to do that in just 17 days.
It’ll be Henry’s first time really experiencing China; he has been on a tour there before but you know how awful those tours can be with the ridiculous number of shopping stops and terrible restaurants that offer kickbacks. I’ve made it very clear that I don’t do tours and it’s mainly because I am too much of a control freak to let someone else tell me where to go and what to do.
I have never been to Vietnam before and the thought of delicious street food and cheap shopping makes me very happy. We originally planned fewer stops in Vietnam but Henry’s family enthusiastically shared their travel suggestions to us so we’re trying to incorporate as much as possible.