On account of my daughter and family having arrived in Cambodia for a 3 year's stay just recently, it was all too much of a temptation not to delve into the archive and relive our own adventures there!
Having arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam an hour ahead of Rather Rotund William, a.k.a. Big Fat Billy, during November 2012, there was time to kill before setting off on what we loosely dubbed the
With no intention of staying in the city for long, the main thrust was the sights and sounds of the city but more importantly the
By UK standards prices were miniscule so book a self select package rather than leave it to fate. The first of these took us to the
Cuc Phuonge National Park
GULF of TONKING
as much for the hoped for skyscapes and birds as much as the vista.
With every single 'dong' considered to have been well invested we started our journey south in the first instance taking an extremely fast Long Finned Boat south along the mighty Mekong River as far as Hoi Ha before boarding the train to
which we still insist on calling Ho Chi Minah City
A veritable power house of interests but still mainly centered on the Vietnam War and from the
The excitement, if you could call it that when considering waht went before was a
The final experience could not have brought me more quickly to Earth as an
it was a whole different matter which overcame me like a thief in the night.
A Wonderful, Wonderful County but now time to move on to Cambodia in day's to come.