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It’s official. I have the travel bug. Having being to London, Paris and Italy in the last year and a half, I have seen what is out there and I want to see more.

I started planning my next trip before I even left for Italy last summer. We knew we wanted to switch things up and not do Europe again but we weren’t sure where. We talked about Thailand for a while but then when friends came back from Vietnam and we had done a little research we decided that it was the perfect place to head to next.

15 sleeps until we embark on the latest adventure. We are flying on Cathay Pacific through Hong Kong to Hanoi. In addition to Hanoi we are planning on visiting Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang and then Ho Chi Minh City with an extra night spent in Hong Kong so we don’t miss out on that experience.

There are so many things I am looking forward to on this trip: Experiencing the different culture and foods of Vietnam. Celebrating Susan’s 40th birthday in Halong Bay (it also happens to be a full moon that night). Taking my new DSLR camera on a serious test run and my older brother flying in to meet us for a couple days from Manila.

But of course, with the trip being so close, I am already planning my next trips. Chicago in October to run the marathon. Coachella Music Festival in April 2012 and a family reunion cruise in the summer of 2012. From there, who knows? The world is waiting for me!