5 September - Melbourne Well, the day is here. After booking the flights way back in March; after knowing the trip was going to happen probably six months before that; the 5th of September had finally arrived. And the fact that there is actually a Trip Report 1, means that yes, Lisa’s recovery went … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 1
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's Currency So, what is it? What does it look like? And how do you get it? Well, hopefully, this post will help you to understand the money situation in Vietnam. Hopefully it will also clear up a few ‘myths’, or perhaps, misconceptions, about the best way to go about paying for things in … Continue reading Vietnam Currency and Money – How and why….
So, do you need one? Short answer – Probably. Longer answer – Probably, but maybe not. So, which is it? And if that’s not confusing enough, if you do need a visa, where are you going to get it from? Yep, even that isn’t as straight forward as you’d think it would be. Oh well, … Continue reading Vietnam Visas – How to….
31 October - Hanoi Our last full day. And while it’s not as bad as the actual day that you leave, it’s still not a great feeling. Live the moment. Live the moment…. But that’s not always that easy. We head next door for breakfast, and fortunately, there’s chairs free on the balcony. Which … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 30
30 October - Hanoi Alarm goes off at 6.30am. Perhaps should have made it a little earlier, but that might have been pushing my luck, somewhat. I probably shouldn’t complain, 6.00am was just a bit too painful for me to comprehend last night. We get down to the lake by 6.50am, and there’s heaps … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 29
29 October - Hanoi A sleep in of sorts, by getting up a little after 8.00am. Three full days left in Hanoi, which means I only have three mornings in which I can fulfil my desire to have breakfast down on the street. Today was certainly an option, in fact it was probably more … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 28
28 October - Hanoi Once my brain kicks into gear out of the fog of just waking up, the possibility of having a bit of a nothing day today is pretty much confirmed. I feel ordinary; sort of hungover, but I’m not sure that’s all it is. I thought today might have been the … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 27
27 October - Hanoi Actually had a bit of a sleep in, which doesn’t happen too often, and then headed next door for breakfast. Back on our balcony, enjoying some fruit, but enjoying the goings on down below, more. Loved it three years ago, loved being back 18 months ago, and now, just rapt … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 26
26 October - Hoi An - Hanoi Just for a change, we’re up about 7.00am. But this time we sort of need to be. Do a bit of packing and tidying up, and then head downstairs for the usual breakfast of fruit and caphe sua da. That done, we finish off the packing and … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 25