|Kayaking through Halong Bay, Vietnam|
It's been one of my favorite experiences on this journey to be traveling through Vietnam during their biggest holiday - Tet - the Lunar New Year. The travel has not been without challenges. We have had to take overnight buses to get to our destinations and we have had to skip Mui Ne completely because every hotel and hostel is booked over the 6 day holiday. But, it's been a special treat to walk along the streets of Hoi An and Nha Trang and soon Saigon with a mutual exchange of "Happy New Year!" It's been nice to celebrate New Year twice and I kind of dig this second chance of turning a new leaf after the hangover of January has passed.
|Halong Bay, Vietnam|
|Berto & Hugh in Hoi An, Vietnam|
|Tet in Hoi An, Vietnam|
|Cua Dai Beach, Vietnam|
So with this New Lunar Year, and with the Year of the Horse upon us, a year that is supposed to be energetic and enthusiastic and positive, I find myself steeped in gratitude and awe for everything that has been and will be, and a deep love for the people in my life and the people that one day will be.
|Flowers for Tet, Hoi An, Vietnam|