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 … 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 … 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

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 12

13 October - Hanoi - HCMC Up early again; seems to be a recurring theme here….  Yet another pack up, and then it’s downstairs to sort out the hotel bill. That done, I take a seat and wait for my car.  While sitting there, one of the staff asks me why I’m not having any … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 12

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 3

4 October 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi Up reasonably early.  And there’s a few reasons for that. One, I have a 12.00pm flight to Hanoi. Two, I want to make the most of my limited time here. And three, I need to do something that we were unable to do on our … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 3

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 2

3 October 2017 - Kuala Lumpur - Ho Chi Minh City Ended up being the best kind of flight; an uneventful one. Did actually manage to get some sleep, but please note the word ‘some’.  And in this case, ‘some’ means a little. Oh well, don’t ever really expect to get any, so any that … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 2

Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #3

These reports are from our very first trip to Vietnam in September 2014, so therefore prior to the previous trip reports! Originally posted on TripAdvisor, this is Trip Report #3...   23-25 September 2014 Time to leave the Mekong. And that wasn’t easy. What was even harder was saying goodbye to the people. Not just … Continue reading Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #3

Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #2

These reports are from our very first trip to Vietnam in September 2014, so therefore prior to the previous trip reports! Originally posted on TripAdvisor, this is Trip Report #2...   21-23 September 2014 On only our second full day it was time to say goodbye to HCMC and make our way to Can Tho … Continue reading Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #2

Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #1

These reports are from our very first trip to Vietnam in September 2014, so therefore prior to the previous trip reports! Originally posted on TripAdvisor, this is where it all began…   19-20 September 2014 Ok, Trip Report time. Trip Report doesn’t sound exciting enough. Sounds mundane…. Maybe “Summary of an Incredible Adventure”? Call it … Continue reading Vietnam 2014 – Trip Report #1

Vietnam 2016 – Trip Report 18

Ho Chi Minh City - Melbourne Alarm wakes me up. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. One, it means that I was actually asleep, and two, I still had the ability to actually wake up. So, how do I feel? I feel woeful. Absolutely woeful. I’d given up on hopefully feeling better, but I … Continue reading Vietnam 2016 – Trip Report 18