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Mai Chau. Mai AWOL. Happy Halloween in Hanoi

Tuesday 30th October, Wednesday 31st October 2012

Since the wonder of Mai’s first flight I hadn’t been much of a husband to her over the last few days, partly because of petty squabbles about which direction to walk in, the typhoon, Masato and Hyato arriving later than planned on Saturday, the stress of the visa application and trying to catch up and plan the trip with Masato whilst simultaneously neglecting my wife on her first big adventure saw Mai’s mood shift from that of wonderment to wounded guard dog in a few days. 1,378 more words


9 days in Northern Vietnam

Days One – Four: Mai Chau Hilltribes

We were woken at 5.30am from our relatively comfortable sleeper berth as the train pulled into Hanoi. It was a pretty miserable morning – grey and drizzly – not ideal for aimless wandering. 2,362 more words

Taxi through the clouds

I could barely decipher the road warning sign about 10 feet away. Through the thick fog, I think I saw a graphic representation of a small car plunging off a cliff into crocodile infested waters and certain death – something of a reoccurring nightmare for me. 542 more words



Back to travel posts!  The second leg of our Southeast Asia trip over the kids’ winter school holiday was Vietnam.  Six stops in 11 days, starting with Hoi An, a charming coastal town. 928 more words