Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 14

20 September - hanoi - Long Cốc Awake just after 7.30am, giving the alarm a reprieve from doing its thing by mere minutes. Remaining bits and pieces packed up, sunscreen applied, after recalling what happened on the first day I spent with Toan five years ago, on our trip up North, and just as we’re … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 14

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 13

19 september - hanoi Awake at 5.00am.  That is most definitely not going to happen. But true sleep never returns, and instead, it’s just of the dozing variety. I just feel wrecked and my neck hurts.  Both those things are probably a result of last night.  First, the late night, which I really need to … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 13

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 12

18 september - hanoi Up just before 8.00am, and having turned the air conditioner off, the room is pretty warm.  But the feel of it, on the other hand, is still rather frosty. Oh well….. Out around 8.30am, and my goal is to find breakfast; hopefully a banh mi opla, or similar. Not for me, … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 12

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 11

17 september - hue - hanoi Eyes open, time checked.  It’s 5.45am. Good, plenty more time to sleep. Five minutes later, it’s 8.00am. Obviously needed it. Into the upright position, and make a start on that packing thing, which, because we’d had laundry done yesterday, was quicker and easier than it usually is. Downstairs, and … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 11

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 10

16 september - hue Awake around 6.45am.  Not a chance that that is going to happen. Manage to eek out another hour, and then make a move.  But only because we really should. We get a message from Eva, and yep, we’re doing the coffee thing after breakfast.  Hue is finishing far better than it … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 10

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 9

15 September - hue Wake up about 7.00am, just like yesterday.  But unlike yesterday, I don’t feel the need to check on our belongings, nor do I have to move any beer cans that were strategically placed near the door. It’s a nice feeling. We get organised, and head outside by 8.00am.  It’s hot already.  … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 9

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 8

14 september - hue Awake about 7.00am, and yeah, wasn’t the best night’s sleep.  Woke up several times from our mortuary slab style mattress, mostly due to not ever really reaching that deep sleep, for obvious reasons, as well as to deal with those last few beers. Oh, and probably also because of that mattress….. … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 8

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 7

13 september - can tho - hue Alarm did its thing at 7.40am.  Slept okay, but did have really strange dreams. Including one where we were already home. Fortunately it was just a dream, but I think it says a bit about what my brain is spending far more time thinking about, than I’d like. … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 7

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 6

12 September - can tho Slept okay.  Sort of. Probably shouldn’t have had those two beers when we got back. Up around 8.00am, and then head down to have breakfast. While waiting, I check a WhatsApp message on my phone, from a person called Hanh, who I assume is from the Easyrider group who will … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 6

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 5

11 september - can tho Those sounds of the Mekong, mostly frogs and crickets, worked well, with sleep, unusually for me, coming pretty quickly. Up a couple of times during the night, to do what has to be done when you get up in the darkness, and then up a bit before 8.00am. I head … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 5