10 September - Siem Reap Awake around 7.30am, and even though there is nothing that we really need to be up for, we get organised to try and make the most of our final day. Slept alright, and while I heard fairly steady rain throughout the night, it’s not raining at the moment. Which … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 6
9 September - Siem Reap Wake up around 7.30am. I actually managed to sleep through the night! And there were no more mad rushes to the bathroom. But now, how do I feel? While not great, I’m actually feeling kind of okay. A little fragile, perhaps, but not too bad. Certainly better than I … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 5
8 September - Siem Reap Alarm goes off at 7.00am. On a Sunday! And we’re about to embark on a second day of visiting temples. Seriously, what’s happened to me….. Feeling okay, but a perhaps a little drained, we head out in search of breakfast. Our target food, partly because it was pretty good, … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 4
7 September - Siem Reap Up just before 7.00am to get ready, I suppose, for the main / real reason we’re actually here in Siem Reap. It’s something Lisa really wants to do, and it’s something I probably have to do, seeing as we’re here. Don’t get me wrong, I want to go see … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 3
6 September - Kuala Lumpur - Siem Reap As scheduled, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur around 4.30am. Landing on time is always a good thing when it’s a relatively short stopover. And the sleep thing? Actually managed to get a fair bit, which was nice. Maybe it was because there was a vacant seat … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 2
5 September - Melbourne Well, the day is here. After booking the flights way back in March; after knowing the trip was going to happen probably six months before that; the 5th of September had finally arrived. And the fact that there is actually a Trip Report 1, means that yes, Lisa’s recovery went … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 1
The Planning..... Seriously, how did we get here? And not just to planning a fourth trip, but to planning a trip that is going to involve things that we could never have imagined way back in 2014, when on the initial adventure. Interestingly, there was never any thought that there was to be a subsequent … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – The Planning
Vietnam's Currency So, what is it? What does it look like? And how do you get it? Well, hopefully, this post will help you to understand the money situation in Vietnam. Hopefully it will also clear up a few ‘myths’, or perhaps, misconceptions, about the best way to go about paying for things in … Continue reading Vietnam Currency and Money – How and why….
So, do you need one? Short answer – Probably. Longer answer – Probably, but maybe not. So, which is it? And if that’s not confusing enough, if you do need a visa, where are you going to get it from? Yep, even that isn’t as straight forward as you’d think it would be. Oh well, … Continue reading Vietnam Visas – How to….
2-3 November - Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne A sleep in, of sorts. Up about 8.00am, but don’t actually get downstairs till a bit after 9.00am. The combination of a big month, as well as trying to work up the courage to face our last day, perhaps. And maybe that’s the problem; too many ‘lasts’, … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 32