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 26

Sunday 2 October - Hanoi Eyes open. It’s close to, but not yet 7.00am. It ain’t happening. A little more dozing, maybe even a few minutes of extra sleep achieved, but a nagging thought that we’ll miss breakfast is enough to make me make a move around 8.00am, even though I don’t really want to. … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 26

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 25

Saturday 1 October - Hanoi Awake, this time before 7.00am. Two things I know; I ain’t getting up, and yep, I really wasn’t that smart last night. Eyes closed again, and mere minutes later, or that’s what it felt like, the alarm rudely does its job at 7.50am. I needed the extra sleep, and could … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 25

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 24

Friday 30 September - Hanoi Eyes open. Time check. Sigh…… 7.00am.  Again. That same old, same old routine.  Seems I’m stuck with it. The world does not need me yet, so the urge to get up is resisted, which not surprisingly, is one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. 8.00am is reached, with some … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 24

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 23

Thursday 29 September - Hanoi The routine continues.  Eyes open just after 7.00am, and as much as I’d like to bounce out of bed and meet the day head on, I’m just not the bouncing, morning type of person. More sleep is attempted, but not achieved, and it’s merely light dozing. 8.30am arrives, and probably … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 23

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 22

Wednesday 28 September - Hanoi Just after 7.00am, eyes open.  It’s becoming a routine, and one that I’m really not that interested in, nor overly happy with. It’s light, which is good, as it was a very dark night without power.  Thankfully the phone designers of the world thought to put a torch into the … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 22

Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 21

Tuesday 27 September - Hanoi 7.00am, eyes open. Yeah, not a chance that that is happening. Lay there, doze, lay there, before making an effort just after 8.00am. I feel okay, but at the same time, there is an element of tiredness, and a general feeling of flatness.  It didn’t feel like we did a … Continue reading Vietnam 2022 – Trip Report 21