So, it's official! The big, out-of-the-country, backpacking trip in 2011 is going to be: VIETNAM. I am beyond excited about it. That pretty little green country is going to be my home for two weeks at the beginning of September. :)
A lot of people that I've told have given me a weird look and said, "Vietnam?!? ....why? Are you crazy?" and a couple of things come to mind. Number one: the Vietnam War has been over for 45 years. Number two: to quote something great I just heard, "I'd much prefer to always have amazing things happen to me rather than mundane realistic bullshit." And number three: just take a LOOK at this place:
Don't have much planned yet as far as route and what we are going to do (besides Halong Bay. That is a must), but I'll of course update here with everything leading up to the trip. :))
All I can guarantee is that I WILL be bringing a conical hat home.