Vietnam: Through My iPhone Lens

We are home!! It feels like we have been gone a lot longer than two and a half weeks. I really am not sure how people travel long term, after the second week mark I start getting homesick.

Anyways, we have over 2,000 pictures from the past 19 days. Luckily my husband is ocd and has already transferred them all and sorted them into folder so the hard part is done. Hopefully I will begin my Thailand posts soon, but for today you are getting more iPhone pictures. This time from Vietnam.

We spent 9 days in the country and absolutely fell in love with it, so much so that we are already trying to plan when we can go back and see more. Here’s what we did get to see/do during our short trip…

Halong Bay

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Beer corner in the middle of a busy intersection


We ran into our friends we met on the Halong Bay cruise!


Checking out the lights by the river


My first of many Vietnamese iced coffees, good thing I hid those water bottles under the table.


Hoi An

Lanterns everywhere!


Learning to row in a Basket Boat on our bike tour around some island villages.


Just eating dinner in an alley way…


Last night in Hoi An

IMG_0634Saying goodbye to our wonderful tailors, thanks for the recommendation Endeavor Vietnam!

Cham Island

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Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

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Drinks at the historic Rex Hotel (the site of American forces daily conferences during the war).


Breakfast of Champs


Our new Vietnamese friends we met through Endeavor Vietnam, can’t wait to write more about this experience.

Mekong Delta

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That’s all for now folks! I have soooooooo much more that I can’t wait to share about all of the above adventures!

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  • Ive loved all your pictures so far! Which was your favorite place/city?

    • Thanks! We really loved Hanoi it was so charming and didn’t feel touristy at all (especially coming from Thailand).

  • oh wow! glad you had such a good time! i’m kicking myself that i never went there when it was so close.

    • Um we never went ANYWHERE nearby when we lived in the US. I feel like when you are so close you procrastinate going.

  • Courtney this looks awesome!! Van and I have thrown around the idea of heading to Vietnam….can’t wait to read all about it!!

  • This looks like such an awesome trip! I really need to head that way!

  • Amazing! Your hair held up well considering the humidity :). Also, that boat pic of Travis is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

    • Bah! Thanks but any pictures where my hair looks decent were taken immediately after leaving the hotel. It is so good.

  • This looks so amazing! Vietnam is a country I would love to travel to so I’m excited to learn more from your posts šŸ™‚

  • The last photo is fantastic! šŸ™‚ I’m planning on going to Vietnam next year, so keep posting please šŸ™‚ I’ll write down all the suggestions šŸ™‚

    I really admire people who can actually eat such heavy breakfasts!!! hihihi

  • I have a good friend who lives in Vietnam, I so love listening to his stories about the country.

    • It’s such a great country, we loved meeting people that live there and learning about their lives.

  • julie

    Oh my goodness looks like you guys had the BEST time! SO many awesome pictures! I’ve only ever been to South Vietnam. I’m dying to get up North and see Ha Long Bay! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!!!!

    • We want to go back and check out more of the North as well. After seeing pictures of Sapa we are kicking ourselves for not carving out more time.

  • Oh wow! Now I want to go to Vietnam SO BADLY!! You guys look like you had the most amazing time! I can’t even get over that these are all iPhone photos – they are so beautiful! xx

  • Thanks so much for the shout out, Courtney! This post and the pictures from your visit to Vietnam make me so happy to see. Glad you both had a great time. Again, it was a pleasure to work with you. Let me know if there’s anyone you know who I can help in Vietnam.

  • oh my goodness! what fun travels and i absolutely love the one of your hubby in the basket rowing – amazing!!!! can’t wait for more stories and photos to be shared!

    • Don’t worry she was just singing “Hey, Sexy Lady” over and over again. She took me for a spin as well where she literally was spinning the boat in circles and I thought I was going to puke!

  • These photos are wonderful! Makes me want to go to Vietnam šŸ™‚ That last one is my favourite!

  • Oh Vietnam! I kept meaning to get there when I was living in Yunnan, China, but I never had the time. Your photos really make me wish I had!