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 – The Planning

It's finally happening again! 2022 arrived, and while Covid lockdowns appeared, hopefully, to be a thing of the past, the new year didn’t feel that much different to the previous two. Overseas travel not only still seemed an impossibility, but it also felt like it would be that way for significant time to come. Vietnam … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – The Planning

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

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 35

9 October - Hanoi The alarm was set for 6.45am. However it’s 5.30am, and my eyes are open. That’s actually good, as I can roll over and sleep for another hour. But it doesn’t happen, and it ends up being an hour of just laying there, listening to the sounds of Hanoi waking up. As … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 35

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 34

8 October - Hanoi   Wake up around 7.00am, and feel okay. Which is good.  And even better, I don’t actually need to get up yet.  With no real plans for the day, a bit more sleep is the preferred option. I set about trying to achieve that, with what, in the end, is probably … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 34

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 33

7 October - Hanoi  (Incense Village) Eyes open about 6.30am, which is kind of good, as the alarm is still not due to go off for another hour. And I could do with another hour, seeing as six hours sleep – due to my inability to follow through with my good intentions of an early-ish … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 33

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 32

6 October - Hanoi   Wake up about 8.45am. The good news? I actually feel pretty good. Although I did have some really strange dreams during the night. Of course I can’t remember them, but yeah, they were definitely weird. The same thing happened in Can Gio, so apart from beer, there’s only one other … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 32