Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 30

Thursday 6 / Friday 7 October - Saigon to Melbourne Sleep slowly becomes awakeness, of sorts, and through the haze of tiredness, too many late nights, and maybe too many beers, the realisation hits me. We’ve arrived at that day that seemed so far away, when this whole thing began. I’m really struggling to understand … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 30

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 29

Wednesday 5 October - Saigon Eyes open. But before I look at the time, I need to work out what day it is. Through the haze and confusion of having just woken up, it surprisingly doesn’t take long. The last full day is here, and the only, like ONLY, good thing about that, is that … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 29

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 28

Tuesday 4 October - Saigon A sound sleep it certainly was not. Wake several times during the night, and each time I do, it looks like it’s light outside. It’s not, well, it is, but that’s only because there are several lights on. Then there’s that noise.  In my sleep haze, it sounds like someone … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 28

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 27

Monday 3 October - Hanoi - Saigon The usual routine of eyes open at 7.00am, give or take, is altered, with today being not quite 6.00am. Anticipation of the flight? The angst associated with leaving my beloved Hanoi? Not sure, but maybe both. The good news is I’ve still got a bit over an hour, … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 27

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 4

10 september - ho chi minh city - can tho Yep, 12.50am was too late.  I really need to be better, but there were two beers still in the fridge, and I didn’t want to leave them there, nor take them on the bus trip with us. A job needed to be done, and the … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 4

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 3

9 SEPTEMBER – HO CHI MINH CITY Awake a bit after 7.30am, and apart from a feeling of lethargy, which can be dealt with by simply getting up and moving, I feel alright. Force Lisa to also do the getting up thing, and we’re out into a well awake Saigon, a little after 8.00am. Disappear … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 3

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 2

8 September - ho chi minh city Thursday 8 September Our Mai Linh driver pulls up at the airport exit toll booth, hands over the toll of 10 000 Dong, and we’re quickly out in the ‘real world’. The traffic, the chaos, the tooting, the rapid-fire gear changes, the everything.  It’s all so familiar, and … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 2

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 25

29 September - Saigon - Hanoi Awake at 6.00am.  And not because I wanted to be. Alarm was actually set for 7.30am. Hoping to make use of the alarm I carefully set last night, I try to rectify my problem of being awake. Apart from maybe a minute or two here or there, I’m not … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 25

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 24

28 September - Saigon No alarm required this morning, which is always nice, and my first observation is that it’s light. But it feels late. Time checked, and it’s just 7.15am. Good, not unhappy about laying here a little longer.  And really, not having any plans for the day means there’s not much point getting … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 24