Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 19

Sunday 25 September - MAI CHÂU - Hanoi Wake up several times during the night, partly because that isn’t unusual, and partly because of a bloody rooster who doesn’t know how to tell the time.  And each time I do, it’s raining, which makes me think of what lies ahead, when we leave Mai Chau … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 19

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 18

Saturday 24 September - MỘC CHÂU - Mai Châu The alarm in my head goes off around 7.30am, and we’re downstairs by 8.00am.  I think it’s fair to say we have the routine down pat, now. Outside, and it looks, both in appearance, and because I heard it, like it’s been raining most of the … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 18

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 17

Friday 23 September - MÙ CANG CHẢI - Mộc Châu Up around 7.30am, which is the good news. The not so good news is that it’s taking a while for my muscles to overcome the issues associated with sleeping on another bed that consisted of one of those ‘concrete’ mattresses. The other not so good … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 17

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 16

Thursday 22 September - Tú Lệ - Mù Cang Chải   Up around 7.30am, and the first thought is to try and stretch various muscles that aren’t overly enamoured with having had to lay on something for 8 hours, that can’t be depressed by a standard human body. While the muscle aches may also be … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 16

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 15

Wednesday 21 September - Long Cốc - Tú Lệ   Well, go to bed early, more often than not, you’ll get up early. But there’s a difference between going to bed, and actually going to sleep, with the sleep thing taking far longer than I would have liked. Perhaps a combination of wondering if there … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 15

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 7

13 september - can tho - hue Alarm did its thing at 7.40am.  Slept okay, but did have really strange dreams. Including one where we were already home. Fortunately it was just a dream, but I think it says a bit about what my brain is spending far more time thinking about, than I’d like. … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 7

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 29

3 October - Hanoi - Ninh Binh Wake to the sound of an alarm. Which I guess is a positive, seeing as I wasn’t laying there awake waiting for it. It’s 5.00am. And yep, it’s painful. Damn beer corner. Damn beer. Damn friendly tourists. Damn late nights. But I wouldn’t change any of it, for … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 29

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 17

18 October - Soc Trang - Can Tho (Mekong Delta Tour) The alarm goes off at 4.00am.  That hurts. But not as much as the ‘goodbye’ that’s coming. And Wang’s Mum is now making that just that little bit harder. She’s already up and in the kitchen, and because she knows how much we love … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 17

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