Recently, BF and I went on an Asia trip covering 4 countries: Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea. In this post, I am going to talk about our adventures in Vietnam.
We’ve never thought in our lifetimes that we will travel to Vietnam, especially with the history between Vietnam and the US. However, some of our good friends have traveled there in the past, and have only spoken of how wonderful and enjoyable their vacations were.
Our adventure, and the first leg of our trip, started with an 8-hour flight from Honolulu to Narita. We were excited. We planned this for months, and it’s finally happening!
Needless to say, bulk of our trip was paid for by credit card points and miles. Yes. We charge almost everything on our credit cards. And we pay them off right away. This way, we have zero credit card debt, and we’re amassing travel rewards.
I have always been a proponent of planning vacations early. I am talking about six months to a year early. Because of this, you can do months of research before the trip, have more options, and the cost of the trip tends to be cheaper. Way cheaper.
It has been a while, folks. How are you? How’s your finances? I hope you have been budgeting and keeping your finances in order. Me? As usual – school, work, budget, party here and there, and repeat. Yes. It’s been pretty hectic, especially work and school.
Ah. Paris. Out of all the places that we have visited, Paris is my all-time favorite. It has that beauty and charm that just captures you.
BF and I went toParis way back in 2014. It was a love at first sight. I told myself that someday, I’ll go back and see Paris again. And we did!
It was the last leg of our Europe trip in 2018. It was the icing on the cake. If you haven’t read our adventures in Czech Republic, Portugal, and Switzerland, click here, here, and here.
Because we spent most of our vacation time in Portugal and Switzerland, we only had two full days left in Paris. This wasn’t a biggie because this was our second time, and we already explored most of the tourist spots that we wanted to visit back in 2014.