Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 20

Monday 26 September - Hanoi Awake at 7.00am. Nup, not happening. Doze for an hour listening to the usual noises of Vietnam; cars and bikes, and their horns, as well as voices. Eventually make the effort to become vertical, and we’re downstairs around 8.30am where we meet up with Kerstin again. She doesn’t really have … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 20

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 19

Sunday 25 September - MAI CHÂU - Hanoi Wake up several times during the night, partly because that isn’t unusual, and partly because of a bloody rooster who doesn’t know how to tell the time.  And each time I do, it’s raining, which makes me think of what lies ahead, when we leave Mai Chau … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 19

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 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

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 31

 5 October - Hanoi   Awake a bit after 8.00am.  A small sleep in, and, as an added bonus, I feel good. Well, I do for about 15 minutes, when the urge to use the toilet becomes a priority. Back to feeling closer to good, we head over to the balcony around 9.00am.  It’s been … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 31

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 30

4 October - Ninh Binh - Hanoi Eyes open. It’s light. Apart from that, I know nothing else about this new day. And right now, through the haze of a beer and rice wine hangover, I have no desire to actually know any more about it. I ain’t getting up, yet. I doze, and then … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 30

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 28

2 October - Hanoi Wake up a bit after 8.00am.  Bit of a sleep in, I suppose. But it hasn’t really helped. I just feel flat.  And disappointed. We’ve been away now for pretty much four weeks, so I guess at some point it was always going to happen.  Probably a little surprised it hadn’t … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 28

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 27

1 October - Hanoi Awake at 6.00am. That’s not going to happen. Surprisingly, I actually manage to get back to sleep for another couple of hours. A very lazy start, and I’m more than okay about that. Twenty five years ago today, my life changed.  As did Lisa’s. And if someone said way back then … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 27

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 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