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Month: June 2016

Hanoi | Days 3-4 | June 6-7, 2016

Hanoi | Days 3-4 | June 6-7, 2016

During our last two initial days in Hanoi (we say initial because we will return in July), we explored the plethora of the Đồng Xuân Market (everything from shoes to live eels, electronics, baby formula, and beyond…and all in staggering quantities!), drank decadent coffees on the 2nd floor balcony of Cafe Phương Linh, ate awesome sandwiches at Bahn Mi 25, and, to escape the stupefying heat, enjoyed a spin ’round the well-air conditioned Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. On our YouTube channel plus…

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Hanoi | Day 2 | June 5, 2016

Hanoi | Day 2 | June 5, 2016

Early risers!  Shockingly easy street crossings! Interviews! Let’s keep things honest: we’re not typically early risers.  But all that changes when you’re a Philadelphian in Hanoi, living 11 hours in the future and breakfast time is when you would normally be finishing up dinner and debating whether to watch Downton Abbey or House Hunters International that evening. So we awoke uncommonly early, ditched the complimentary hotel breakfast, and forged out onto the loud, crowded streets in search of the real deal: Phở, a…

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Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016

Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016

Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016 A 24+ hour journey…a long time and also not so long, right? That’s how these Griffins wandered our way to Vietnam. Funny thing happened on the way to Hanoi: It never felt like a day. It felt long, sure. Had sleep deprivation crept in? Of course. Were we jet-lagged? You betcha. Half-starved? NO WAY: The airlines fed us all kinds of great food! Plus, we had adrenaline on our side. It was finally…

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