Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 22

23 October - Hoi An 7.00am, and fortunately, there’s no urgency to find the bathroom. But, in the haze of those first few seconds of waking up, how do I feel? I’m not sure. I think I might be okay, but I’m a little nervous calling it this early. Off to the toilet to try … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 22

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 21

22 October - Hoi An   Wake up about 7.00am, which is a little earlier than I planned, or wanted. But, when your body decides that it no longer needs, or wants, something that it’s retaining, you kind of need to get up. And because it seemed to be in a bit of a hurry, … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 21

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 20

21 October - Can Tho - Hoi An The alarm does its requested job at 6.30am, and we get ourselves organised doing the final pack up thing. As well as try and prepare for those goodbyes that I hate so much. We head out for a breakfast of banh mi with cheese spread, some fruit, … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 20

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 19

20 October - Can Tho   Back to the alarm thing…. Up at 5.15am; fortunately it’s not raining; and by 5.30am, we’re on the back of motorbikes heading over to Green Village 1. ‘T’, who we met yesterday, is taking us.  Interestingly, he’s not really a morning person…. Coming with us are a couple of … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 19

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 18

19 October - Can Tho   Wake up just before 8.00am. Hmmm, almost ten hours sleep.  Must have needed it…. And off in the distance, the muffled sounds of karaoke. It’s funny, our first ‘experience’ with karaoke was down here three years ago.  You’ll find it all over Vietnam, but perhaps it’s a little more … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 18

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 17

18 October - Soc Trang - Can Tho (Mekong Delta Tour) The alarm goes off at 4.00am.  That hurts. But not as much as the ‘goodbye’ that’s coming. And Wang’s Mum is now making that just that little bit harder. She’s already up and in the kitchen, and because she knows how much we love … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 17

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 16

17 October - Ben Tre - Soc Trang (Mekong Delta tour) Up early, which wasn’t too bad this time, seeing as we’d had a relatively early night.  Get our stuff organised and then went for a bit of a look around the homestay, Gite Nha Vuon Nam Hien. It has heaps of character, and it’s … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 16

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 15

16 October - HCMC - Ben Tre  (Mekong Delta tour) Damn it!  A ‘goodbye’ day. All packed up and downstairs before 7.30am. We do the ‘goodbye’ thing with Tung and Vy.  It’s hard. Hopefully it’s more a ‘see you soon’ type of farewell, rather than the more permanent sounding ‘goodbye’. I just don’t know when … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 15

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 14

15 October - HCMC A Sunday.  And even though it’s a Sunday, we’re up a bit after 7.00am. Wouldn’t happen at home… Downstairs just after 8.00am, and Tung and Vy look like they’ve been up for a while.  And neither looks terribly happy. A pump near the kitchen has leaked overnight, and there’s now water … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 14

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 13

14 October - HCMC   Managed a bit of a sleep in.  Not much of one, but certainly up later than I had been over the last week and a half. Anyway, needed it, and Lisa certainly did, too. We head downstairs, and on the way, we meet Tung’s dog, Winnie. She’s a cute little … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 13