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Trip: Vietnam2015

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Sydney, Wednesday April 22

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | Views [236]

Flew all night with not much sleep so got into Sydney fairly tired.  Due to electrical storms we were an hour late landing which meant we missed our connecting flight! Bother!! The next flight out after the 8.15 one is the 3.30 one. Bother again.... Read more >

Singapore, Tuesday April 21

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | Views [212]

Today is our last day.  Started the day in the infinity pool again - tough life!  Then finished packing before checking out the National Museum. A big display on Lee Kwan Yew who was prime minister from 1959 to 1990, and much of what Singapore ... Read more >

Singapore, Monday April 20

SINGAPORE | Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | Views [202]

Started and ended the day with a swim in the infinity pool in the boat on the top of our motel. Just a bit special :).  Went off exploring and ended up at the Arts Science museum which is an unusual building - it looks like a lotus flower. The ... Read more >

Singapore, Sunday April 19

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | Views [191]

Happy birthday Casey!  Went over to Andrea's motel the Shangri-La, for breakfast. They have a buffet that is huge and such an array, from soups, cooked dishes in many nationalities, fruits, cereals, drinks including champagne, etc. Needless to ... Read more >

Singapore, Saturday April 18

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | Views [176]

Andrea came over and we started our Singapore adventure.  First was a cruise through the bay in Singapore, stopping for lunch at Clarke Quay, where we also stopped a drink at Harrys bar (as you do).  From there we went to the Gardens by the ... Read more >

Singapore, Friday, April 17

SINGAPORE | Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | Views [223]

Our last morning in Vietnam! Our flight was just after noon, so we had a lazy morning, and I continued with Pho Ga and fruit for brekky. Said goodbye to Wendy at the motel.  She is staying on for another week.  Parted from Sandra, David and ... Read more >

Vietnam, Thursday April 16

VIETNAM | Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | Views [212]

Off to visit Uncle Ho! The queues at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum were ridiculously long but moved fairly swiftly.  This place is taken very seriously by the locals - you must be dressed respectfully and conduct yourself the same - or one of the hundreds ... Read more >

Vietnam, Wednesday April 15

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | Views [243]

The day started early as we were off to Halong Bay.  It is a three and 1/2 hour drive each way.  Pleasant enough trip, with the scenery changing and the company good.  Getting out of Hanoi was probably the toughest bit.  Like much ... Read more >

Vietnam, Tuesday April 14

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | Views [236]

Our first stop for the day was the `Hanoi Hilton` as it was colloquially known by the US  POWs or Hoa La Prison Museum.  It mainly deals with the French occupancy, but there is one section about the US pilots who were incarcerated there - ... Read more >

Vietnam, Monday April 13

VIETNAM | Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | Views [252]

A long day but not a tough one. We caught the bus from Sapa to Lao Cai where we stopped and checked out China. It was just across the river, it was quite weird. I did ask if we could walk across the bridge and back, but as our Visa for Vietnam is single ... Read more >

Vietnam, Sunday April 12

VIETNAM | Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | Views [247]

In the morning we took the bus, with our excellent driver, Su Mi, and went down to the Binh Lu markets.  The markets were not particularly interesting in themselves, but the hour long drive goes through some of the most spectacular scenery in North ... Read more >

Vietnam, Saturday April 11

VIETNAM | Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | Views [238]

Both woke up slowly this morning.  I fully expected to freeze overnight but the heater works and the bed was good. We went for a walk all together round the centre of town with David explaining what was what particularly with the minority groups ... Read more >

Vietnam, Friday April 10

VIETNAM | Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | Views [236]

Left our motel and spent most of the morning at Tai Bai (Hue) airport as our plane was late. Arrived in Hanoi and it was cold (OK cold according to Cayte). Got on our far too small bus and headed for Sapa. Interesting journey crammed in with our luggage, ... Read more >

Vietnam, Thursday April 9

VIETNAM | Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | Views [235]

Happy wedding anniversary to us!! 27 years...... Scary. Started the day with a cyclo ride to the Imperial City. It was interesting, and the Vietnamese are currently putting a lot of work into recreating it exactly as it was because it was damaged significantly ... Read more >

Vietnam Wednesday April 8

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | Views [226]

Left Hoi An and drove towards Danang. This is a very touristy area with many resorts (some under construction) on the sea side blocking all access to visitors and tourists alike and the other side has lots of golf courses. We stopped at Marble Mountain ... Read more >

Vietnam Tuesday April 7

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | Views [199]

Started the day with a bike ride. Road about 15km. Some of it was very pleasant and picturesque on roads that didn't allow anything bigger than a motor bike. The rest of it was scary!! Easy riding though as the country is so flat. Stopped at the porcelain ... Read more >

Vietnam, Monday April 6

VIETNAM | Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | Views [226]

Happy birthday Rex🍻.  Today was a resorty sort of day. We organised a couple of housekeeping things and then caught the bus to the beach. Rather interesting!  Much of the beach has been washed away by monsoon resulting in a large cutaway ... Read more >

Vietnam, Sunday April 5

VIETNAM | Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | Views [223]

Happy Easter to one and all!!!  Have added a few extra photos - look in the photos area for these just below all the Vietnam stories.  Another stroll around the centre of Hoi An with David and Sandra pointing out some of the attractions, ... Read more >

Vietnam, Saturday April 4

VIETNAM | Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | Views [201]

Another early rise, and checkout of Saigon.  We made our way out to the Cu Chi for a tour of the tunnels and the displays that went with them - the way the VietCong operated in and around the tunnels - their weapons, how they cooked, how they disguised ... Read more >

Vietnam, Friday April 3

VIETNAM | Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | Views [289]

This morning it was off to the War Remnants Museum. There were quite a few old planes and tanks that were left behind from what we call the Vietnam war. The Vietnamese call it the American war. Inside the building was a large photo display which ... Read more >

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