Hanoi to Saigon, Vietnam

Getting there is half the fun, right? We're putting that to the test, spending a couple weeks touring Vietnam by train! Called The North - South Reunification Line, a series of modern, air-conditioned trains link the cities of Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang, and Saigon. We've booked sleeper cars so we can be rocked to sleep while the train moves between cities. The next morning we'll get up and explore a new town in Vietnam for a few days, returning again to the station to make the next leg of the journey.

We'll go north-to-south slowly, then returning back to Hanoi in just two days to catch a flight to Hong Kong. Those two days will probably be spent going through ours of audio, video, and a few thousand photographs collected during our train-powered travels!

September 4 - 19, 2015

Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang, and Saigon, Vietnam

Via Wikipeda: The North–South Railway (Vietnamese: Đường sắt Bắc–Nam, French: Chemin de fer Nord-Sud) is the principal railway line serving the country of Vietnam. It is a single-track metre gauge line connecting the capital Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, for a total length of 1,726 km (1,072 mi). Trains travelling this line are sometimes referred to as the Reunification Express (referring to the Reunification of Vietnam), although no particular train carries this name officially. The line was established during French colonial rule, and was completed over a period of nearly forty years, from 1899 to 1936. As of 2005, there were 278 stations on the Vietnamese railway network, of which 191 were located along the North–South line.