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 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 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 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

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 2

8 September - ho chi minh city Thursday 8 September Our Mai Linh driver pulls up at the airport exit toll booth, hands over the toll of 10 000 Dong, and we’re quickly out in the ‘real world’. The traffic, the chaos, the tooting, the rapid-fire gear changes, the everything.  It’s all so familiar, and … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 2

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 36

10-11 October - Hanoi - Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne It’s a few minutes before 6.00am, and for some reason, my eyes are open.  But getting up now just isn’t an option, so sleep is again attempted. I’m mostly unsuccessful, with just interrupted dozing achieved. And again, it’s mainly because of everything that’s going through my … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 36