Chilled in Hanoi.
Well we made it to Vietnam eventually and it's a chilly 16°c and raining so we're holed up in tiniworld (a soft play place with trampolines, ball pools and roller slides). The kids are in heaven. There's even Christmas tunes on!
Whilst most of you would have been nursing a hangover or watching football or cheesy Christmas films, boxing day for us saw the start of a two day testing journey up to Bangkok. We left the beauty of Ko Phayam at 10:00 after a great Christmas. Sharing the ferry with the supposedly famous Job2do was probably the highlight of the day. Definitely beat the bus journey that went turned from a promised 4hrs to 7. This was followed by taxi trying to rip us off and us hitching a lift with a lovely burmese couple to Pratchup Khiri Khan. A quick beer and broken nights sleep was followed by another mammoth day of minivan to HuaHin and train to Bangkok and taxi to airport hotel which was so far away from the airport we very nearly missed our flight when we set off at 5:30am. We turned up to huge queue at checkin with 55mins before takeoff and luckily were rushed through to the plane. Perfect timing if your nerves can stand it.
We're staying at Morning Hotel at the edge of the old quarter but near enough the lake to afford the kids a run around.
Otto is loving the cuisine whilst Jess is loving saying hello to everyone she sees.
Hanoi is a crazy, vibrant, beautiful shoppers paradise. We love it despite being ripped off shortly after arriving - I managed to pay £3 for a bunch of bananas!
We're here for 5 nights then off to Halong Bay cruising?
Happy New Year everyone and hope the Christmas festivities are going well. xxx
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