Part of our time in Vietnam we spent road tripping from Biên Hua — near Ho Chi Minh in the south — up to Hội An with Britnee’s father and his girlfriend. Along the way we stopped in the beach/fishing town of Mũi Né, the beautiful hill town of Da Lat and then the border town of Đăk Mil near Cambodia where Tram’s family owns a coffee farm.

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Biên Hòa, Vietnam

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Britnee, right, poses for a photo with Tram in Biên Hòa, Vietnam

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From left, Mark, Britnee’s father Thuc and his girlfriend Tram pose for a photo in Biên Hòa, Vietnam

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Britnee with her coconut in Biên Hòa, Vietnam

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Biên Hòa, Vietnam

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Meeting Britnee’s father’s extended family near Ho Chi Minh. Front row from left, Britnee, her father Thuc, and his girlfriend Tram.

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One of Britnee’s father’s many cousins, near Ho Chi Minh.

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Overfed by generous family in Vietnam.

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One of Britnee’s father’s many cousins, near Ho Chi Minh.

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One of Britnee’s father’s many cousins, near Ho Chi Minh.

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The morning’s catch on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Sorting the morning’s catch on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Bringing in the morning’s catch on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Sorting the morning’s catch on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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Sorting the morning’s catch on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.

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The long, bumpy shortcut to Dalat, Vietnam.

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Downtown Dalat, Vietnam.

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Exploring the Crazy House in Dalat, Vietnam.

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Exploring the Crazy House in Dalat, Vietnam.

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Exploring the Crazy House in Dalat, Vietnam.

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Exploring the Crazy House in Dalat, Vietnam.

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Street food in Dalat, Vietnam.

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Driving west from Dalat to the border town of Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Driving west from Dalat to the border town of Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Britnee’s father Thuc, left, deals cards to eager young gamblers and nieces of Tram, third from left, in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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The beautiful home of Tram’s family in Dak Mil, Vietnam. They own a coffee farm on the border with Cambodia.

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Shopping for lunch at the market in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Shopping for lunch at the market in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Mark was given too much beer at a Women’s Day party he wasn’t invited to in Dak Mil, Vietnam. Such generosity.

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Mark was given too much beer at a Women’s Day party he wasn’t invited to in Dak Mil, Vietnam. Such generosity.

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Some of the party goers had already had their fair share of drinks and insisted on a series of photos. Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Some of the party goers had already had their fair share of drinks and insisted on a series of photos. Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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A member of Tram’s family met while getting the non-English-speaking tour of Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Tram’s sister gives Mark the non-English-speaking tour of Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Britnee and Tram with family in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Coffee beans on a tree on Tram’s family farm in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Tram’s nieces and nephews pick pomelos from a tree on their coffee farm in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Tram’s family’s coffee farm in Dak Mil, Vietnam. Cambodia can be seen in the distance.

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Picking passion fruit in the garden at Tram’s family home in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Beautiful flowers in the garden of Tram’s family home in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Preparing dinner, Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Preparing dinner in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Preparing dinner in Dak Mil, Vietnam.

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Giant jackfruit being transported on the road outside Dak Mil, Vietnam.

Next photo gallery: Northern Vietnam.

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Mark quit everything to travel the world for a year with his wife, Britnee. Along the way, he picked up a love for many other things, including illy coffee, Nepal, Bolivianos bills, and Thai beaches. Now happily home in Utah, Mark is a balding marketing professional with a mountain biking addiction.

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