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04 May 2009

Smith Family does Vietnam April 09

By Bronwyn

We are a family of 4 who had the adventure of a lifetime travelling from Melbourne, Australia to Vietnam in April 09.

Trip of a lifetime

We travelled Airasia for the first time from Melbourne to KL and found them to be great. Yes things are simple, but the airline staff were so friendly and unspoilt by working for the” major frills” airlines! Travelline with 2 children can be hard and the staff were always happy to see the kids and very open and friendly.

Baby gets some much needed sleep at LCCT

We had planned this trip to Vietnam as Andrew and I were to be married in Mui Ne Beach with all our family present. We then backpacked from SOuth to North covering more than 1800kms going as far as Sapa to the hill tribes.

Boys trekking

Black Hmong

Stopping over in KL we had a bit of a wait after a flight delay onward to HCMC but we managed to busy ourselves for 8 hours at the LCCT and only had McDonalds twice!
We met some beautiful trainee flight attendants who were more than happy to take our 9 month old baby for a cuddle and proceeded to take their photos holding her!
The changes in 3 weeks at the LCCT were amazing, I cannot imagine it when I see it again in NOv! ( free seat deal! lol)

Our favourite places in Vietnam were Hoi An and Sapa. WE found everyone to be so friendly for our whole trip, very helpful with everything and so interesting for us to be immersed in another countries culture.

Local delights

Over the 4 weeks away we went on 5 flights, 3 sleeper trains, 4 buses, 2 cyclos and 4 motor bikes! WE tried many new foods, made many new friends, and enjoyed the culture shock so much!

Mui Be beach, Phan Thiet

My 4 year old, proudly told his Kinder class this morning that he had been on 5 planes, AIRASIA he keeps saying, they are red!

thankyou.

  • Din Effendi

    Interesting blog to read. Can’t really wait to visit HCMC in June.

  • Almond

    lovely shots especially the one taken in Sapa. Love the greens..