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Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 12

13 October - Hanoi - HCMC Up early again; seems to be a recurring theme here….  Yet another pack up, and then it’s downstairs to sort out the hotel bill. That done, I take a seat and wait for my car.  While sitting there, one of the staff asks me why I’m not having any … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 12

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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 5

6 October 2017 - Tu Le - Bac Ha Up about 6.00am. I must have been tired, because I slept alright.  And being able to sleep alright on that bed was certainly an achievement. Hard? Ooooh yeah! At least now I know what to expect should I find myself on a mortuary slab…. Downstairs by … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 5

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

Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 3

4 October 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi Up reasonably early.  And there’s a few reasons for that. One, I have a 12.00pm flight to Hanoi. Two, I want to make the most of my limited time here. And three, I need to do something that we were unable to do on our … Continue reading Vietnam 2017 – Trip Report 3