2019 – Vietnam and Cambodia

Angkor Wat at dawn

Our last trip in 2019 was a 23 day journey to Vietnam and Cambodia. We’d be seeing the main cities of Saigon, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh as well as cultural significant places like Hue, Hoi An, and Siem Reap. We would spend two nights in Ha Long Bay and a couple of days exploring the temples at Angkor. And then we’d board a riverboat for a wek long trip don into the Mekong Delta.

Getting to Vietnam

It’s all about the visas and how to get them. And then you have to learn how to cross the road.

The sights of Saigon

We take a look at some significant buildings in Saigon and learn a little about post WW2 Vietnamese history

In war, there are no winners

We visit the Cu Chi tunnels and learn more about how the Vietnamese fought their guerilla war.

An artists’ colony on the Saigon River

We visit an artists’ colony and learn how lacquer art is created.

A wonderful day in Hoi An

We meet the locals, take a ride in a basket boat and experience the old town by night

Back to school – cooking school

We visit the market then use fresh produce to create our lunch

An Imperial experience

We return to Da Nang, then drive over the mountains to the Imperial Citadel near Hue. That evening we dine in Imperial style.

A busy day in Hanoi

We fly out to Hanoi and spend the following day seeing Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the temple of literature and  our choice of afternoon activities.

Ha Long Bay – where a picture isn’t worth a thousand words

we visit Ha Long Bay, a mesmerising kaleidoscope of islands and seascapes.

Temples in the jungle

We’ve flown to Cambodia and we’re off to see he temples of Angkor.

Dawn at Angkor Wat

We watch the sun rise over the spires of Angkor Wat itself and get caught up in a half marathon

On board the Amalotus

After a 5 and a half hour drive we board our river ship for our Mekong cruise