Tag Archive: Hanoi

The End

So, I have returned.  Arrived at Brisbane Airport nice and early this morning.  It may have been 7am Brisbane time but to me it still felt like 4am (which it was in Vietnam). … Continue reading

…I guess it’s time to return

Well, it will be good to see everyone again, but I really don’t want my holiday to be over.  I spent my last day in Hanoi having a wander around the Old Quarter… Continue reading

Just a few days to go…

It’s all flown by far too quickly.  I now only have two full days left in Vietnam before I begin flying home on Thursday (I won’t actually arrive till Friday morning).  Not much… Continue reading

Vietnamese rice wine is lethal

Today we completed our trek in Sapa.  Considering last night’s efforts on the rice wine, today’s shorter trek was actually seemed harder.  Yesterday we walked about twelve kilometres up and down mountain sides. … Continue reading

It’s another sunny day in Hanoi

No joke.  The weather is beautiful and sunny.  None of the freezing temperatures we were expecting.  Yesterday I went for a wander through the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem lake with my… Continue reading

And the score is….

Creatures of the overnight train – 1, travellers -1.  So we’ve arrived in Hanoi, in fact, although it’s only 10am we’ve already been here five and half hours.  There are currently only day… Continue reading

Bracing myself for the overnight train

Today was our second day in Hue.  We took a boat trip up the Perfume river to see the Thien Mu pagoda and Tu Duc’s tomb.  It was a good trip and the… Continue reading