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I’ve had a few friends want to know how I did it. Airfares, daily costs, accommodation, tips for kids. All the practical stuff. This is based on just me and my boy – a twin room. Family rooms seem pretty reasonable, as well. You could do things a little cheaper than I did. Probably. Bargained a … More Vietnam – how to do it
It’s our last day in Hoi An. What a trip. I feel we have just got into the groove. I know my way around the streets on the scooter. We have found our posie at the beach. We know the staff. I’m sad to go.
It has been an interesting journey. Like parenting in general, there’s always something to take you by surprise. Those WTF moments.
We found our feet. We’ve landed. Lesson learnt on day one – book a hotel with all the fancy amenities when you arrive in a foreign country. It helps with the culture shock. Ok, got that sorted.
So I wasn’t expecting this. I put my boy in the middle of the bustling streets of Hanoi. He doesn’t like it. ‘It’s so old, mummy.’ ‘Why are the people so poor?’ ‘I don’t like it here. I want to go.’ Fuck. Now what do I do? We’re here. It’s too late. He starts to … More Vietnam – day one
We leave tomorrow. Our big trip. Just me and my boy. A mum and bub sabbatical. I’ve been planning it for months. Counting down the weeks, then days. It’s tomorrow.