Earlier in April, with a lot of doubt, I took this little boy to Vietnam.
A lot of comments and concerns about bringing a little kid to a destination that ….might require physical endurance, lack of suitable entertainment and maybe hygiene and well being.
I packed ….. 30kg worth of food, drinks and toys, enough to cater to this little boy’s need for the next 4 days , away from his comforts and safety pillow.
To the thump thumpp of my heart, our big goodie bag didnt reach Hanoi.
Oh god, my nescafe was also in that bag.
And my “thinking too much” brain (as my friend calls it) was thinking waaayyyyyy too much.
Anyway, we were whisked from the airport for a 3 hours journey further away from our big bag.
So, we went to Hualong Bay.
Currently in the World Heritage list as one of the beauties of the world.
Unspoilt, ancient, old world.
And on the cruise we went, early on the next morning.
Wooden ship? boat? what do you call it, I still havent figure it out till this moment.
Maybe about 50-60 of them at the jetty.
And this little boy got his groove
Yeayy yeayy yeayy I love it here.
Our cruise was only the shortest 4 hours.
Some we saw packed for a 2 nights, 3 nights , a week cruise and god knows where they went.
It was totally quiet.
Far away from school, far away from my car, far far away ….total serenity.
Only the driver and the cook to tell the story, if ever there’s one to tell.
We arrived on an island.
And was told to take a hike ….. up the steps into a cave.
That’s where i found i had a little problem with my ankle.
Managed to crawl out to the sunlight direction, onto the boat,errrrr ….. ship, and with a big relieve.
It was then ,time for lunch
Lunch was beautiful.
Nothing like what’s inside our missing bag.
It was a beautiful experience, and everytime I ask the kid how he felt, his answer was “Best !! Best!! Best!!!
I truly didnt expect this answer from him.
And he went back to school telling everybody how “Best” Vietnam is.
(He actually skipped school for this trip)