Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 19

23 September - Saigon   Wake up about 6.30am, in our dark and quiet room. I guess that’s one of the advantages, or disadvantages, depending on how you look at it, of not having a window. Regardless, I feel good, which is always a nice surprise. Well, I did, until the chilli reminded me that … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 19

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 18

22 September - Soc Trang - Saigon Awake around 7.00am, and I feel good.  Well, health wise good, but not overly good knowing that we have one of those dreaded goodbyes that needs to be done, this morning. Not to mention that five hour bus trip, as well….. And just like the night before, I … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 18

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – The Planning

The Planning..... Seriously, how did we get here? And not just to planning a fourth trip, but to planning a trip that is going to involve things that we could never have imagined way back in 2014, when on the initial adventure. Interestingly, there was never any thought that there was to be a subsequent … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – The Planning

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

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