Monthly Archive: August, 2017

Great Wall Marathon 2017

The Great Wall Marathon, put on by Albatros Travel, was first held on May 26, 1999. Albatros Travel is a Scandinavian travel company that was founded in Copenhagen in 1986 by Mr. Soren… Continue reading

China Adventures: Pre-Race

This past May, my friend Jessica and I took a trip to Beijing to run the Great Wall Marathon. The race is put on by¬†Albatros Adventure Marathons¬†and is considered one of the toughest… Continue reading

Halong Bay

Our overnight train from Lao Cai back to Hanoi was about as uneventful as our first train ride. I managed to get a bit more sleep this time around though, probably because I… Continue reading

Sapa Trekking: Day Two

After having such an exciting first day of adventures in Sapa, we were excited to get our second day of trekking started. We woke up well rested and grabbed a big breakfast from… Continue reading

Sapa Trekking: Day One

To get to Sapa we took an overnight sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Our cabin on the train had two sets of bunk beds with a table and lamp in the… Continue reading

Cycling in Hanoi

Our third day in Hanoi was one of my favorite (and most terrifying) days of our holiday in Vietnam. We were picked up in the morning by TinTin and our driver and were… Continue reading

Exploring Hanoi

After a wonderful first day exploring Hanoi, we were excited to have great weather to start our second day of adventures. This day was spent exploring many of the monuments and alleyways of… Continue reading

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