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 … 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

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