Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 26

30 September - Hanoi   Eyes open about 7.30am.  But I don’t feel that great.  It actually feels a bit like a hangover, but it’s not a hangover. Try a bit more sleep to see if that improves things, and an hour later, it hasn’t.  But, I’m no worse, and it’s not that bad that … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 26

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 25

29 September - Saigon - Hanoi   Awake at 6.00am.  And not because I wanted to be. Alarm was actually set for 7.30am. Hoping to make use of the alarm I carefully set last night, I try to rectify my problem of being awake. Apart from maybe a minute or two here or there, I’m … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 25

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 24

28 September - Saigon   No alarm required this morning, which is always nice, and my first observation is that it’s light. But it feels late. Time checked, and it’s just 7.15am. Good, not unhappy about laying here a little longer.  And really, not having any plans for the day means there’s not much point … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 24

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 23

27 September - Can Gio - Saigon   As it was asked to do, the alarm does its thing at 5.00am.  Lucky we were in bed early, although right now, it doesn’t really feel like it was that early. I’ll blame the rice wine. Slept alright, though.  Well, I did when I was actually sleeping. … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 23

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 22

26 September - Saigon - Can Gio   Awake at 7.00am, but today there is no time for sleeping in.  We get ourselves organised, including packing up the majority of our stuff, and try and work out what we’ll need for the next 24 hours. That sorted, we head downstairs and have a quick chat … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 22

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 21

25 September - Saigon   Awake, but have no idea what time it is.  And, not really wanting to know at this stage, I doze for a bit. Eventually my interest in what time it actually is, gets the better of me.  Partly because I suspect the morning is starting to get away from us.  … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 21

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 20

24 September - Saigon   No alarm required to wake up, as the light from the sun streaming through the windows indicates night time is well and truly over. Unfortunately, it’s not quite 6.30am. Mental note is taken to close the curtains tonight…. With not too much in the way of plans ahead of us … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 20

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 19

23 September - Saigon   Wake up about 6.30am, in our dark and quiet room. I guess that’s one of the advantages, or disadvantages, depending on how you look at it, of not having a window. Regardless, I feel good, which is always a nice surprise. Well, I did, until the chilli reminded me that … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 19

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 18

22 September - Soc Trang - Saigon   Awake around 7.00am, and I feel good.  Well, health wise good, but not overly good knowing that we have one of those dreaded goodbyes that needs to be done, this morning. Not to mention that five hour bus trip, as well….. And just like the night before, … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 18

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 17

21 September - Soc Trang   Slept really well, and didn’t wake up till it was light.  But it probably wasn’t the light that woke me up, more some kind of chanting, or perhaps a Khmer call to prayer???, being played over a loudspeaker.  Not really sure. It went on for a little bit, and … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 17