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

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 11

12 October - Ba Be Lake - Hanoi Just for a change, up early again to get myself organised. Yep, it’s here.  The end of the Northern adventure. While I didn’t want it to end, I’m kind of ready to get back to some normality.  It will be nice to slow down a little, get … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 11

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 9

10 October - Meo Vac - Ba Be Lake Up fairly early and downstairs to meet Toan by 7.00am for breakfast. Noticing banh mi in the list of options on the breakfast menu, and not having had a banh mi for a while, that becomes the obvious choice. So, banh mi opla (egg) duly ordered. … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 9

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 8

9 October 2017 - Yen Minh - Meo Vac Up early. Well, awake early. 3.30am, to be precise. Another bloody rooster. They’re quickly becoming my least favourite animal…. Fortunately, I was able to get back to sleep. Well, until 5.30am, when some Vietnamese tourists who were also staying in the hotel decided that seeing as … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 8

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 7

8 October 2017 - Vinh Quang - Yen Minh My laundry drying skills have paid off.  Everything is dry. Lisa would be proud! Even got myself completely organised by packing up before meeting Toan downstairs by 7.00am. Must be getting good at this…. Grabbed the, now empty beer bottles, before I left, as apparently the … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 7

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 6

7 October 2017 - Bac Ha - Vinh Quang I’m woken by a rooster. That’s ok, kind of expected that, being out in the countryside and all. But it’s still dark.  Very dark, in fact. I check the time. It’s 3.00am!!!!!!!! Now, I’m not normally a breakfast person.  More than happy with just a coffee … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 6

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 4

5 October 2017 - Hanoi - Tu Le Up reasonably early again, but not quite bouncing out of bed.  Long days and late nights will kind of put a dampener on the amount of bouncing achievable…. Downstairs and out into the still fairly quiet streets of Hanoi to do something I should have done yesterday; … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 4