Vietnam · 56 Days · 29 Moments · September 2017

Baby Trip's adventure in Vietnam

17 November 2017

Today I travelled to Cambodia by bus. It took 6 hours to get to Phnom Penh. I hope you enjoy my adventures in Cambodia! Love Baby Trip x

15 November 2017

I went to a fruit farm and I tried lots of different fruits. There was mango, papaya, guava, dragon fruit and pomelo. I walked through the orchards and saw more fruit growing on the trees like jackfruit. Then I went to a coconut farm and watched how they cut the coconuts, grind them, mix them with chocolate/peanuts/durian and then packaged them to sell. They were very tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹ Love Baby Trip x
Today I travelled to Ho Chi Minh City and went along the Mekong Delta river ๐ŸŒŠ I saw lots of coconut trees and houses along the river bank. I also visited a honey bee farm, drank some honey tea and held a snake with Miss Smith ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ I saw lots of children sleeping in hammocks, it looked really relaxing. Some people were playing a game called Xiangqi, it's a Chinese chess game. Love Baby Trip x

10 November 2017

Today I went to visit the Crazy House! It was so cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž I felt like I was in a fairy tale story ๐Ÿฐ I loved the bedrooms and the wooden stairs! Love Baby Trip x

8 November 2017

Today I travelled to Da Lat. I took an overnight bus from Hoi An at 5pm and got to Da Lat at 9am the next day โฐ๐Ÿ˜ด I then went on a trip around the mountains and went to 3 waterfalls, Elephant, Prenn and Datanla. I also saw some animals, can see what they are? Love Baby Trip x

5 November 2017

Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam ๐Ÿ’จโ›ˆ It rained and rained for two days and flooded the whole town! We had to evacuate our hotel and move onto the next town ๐Ÿ˜ฌ We were all safe โ˜บ๏ธ Love Baby Trip x

2 November 2017

Lantern festival! ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ I went to the festival of lanterns in the town. It started at 7:30pm. Lots of people were selling lanterns to float on the river and some people were sailing down the river in boats. When they let the lanterns go, they would say a prayer ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป People come from all over Vietnam to celebrate and join in with the festivities. Love Baby Trip x

31 October 2017

I learnt how to make traditional fresh spring rolls! You start with rice paper and wet it with water, lay your vegetables first then add the meat and shrimp. By laying the shrimp upside down, you can see the bright colours on the outside. Then roll it and dip it in the peanut sauce ๐Ÿ˜„ yummy!!! Love Baby Trip x
I travelled to Hoi An today. It's an old ancient town with a river running through it. Lots of people travel by boat or bike ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป No cars are allowed! Love Baby Trip x

26 October 2017

I saw a giant lady Buddha on top of a mountain. There were other Buddha statues, can you see the lying down one? Love Baby Trip x
These trees are called Bonsai Trees. Lots of people grow them here. Some start in small containers and are then carefully looked after and turned into beautiful artistic pieces. Bonsai means 'tray planting' and is a type of Japanese art! People like to grow them all over the world, you may have seen them somewhere at home ๐Ÿ˜ Love Baby Trip x
I went to Marble Mountain today โ›ฐ It's the highest mountain in Da Nang and it's made mostly of marble stone. I went into a cave, pagoda, temple and saw lots of dragon statues all made from marble ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฏ Love Baby Trip x

25 October 2017

I arrived in Da Nang. Along the bridge there was an unusual creature, I wonder what it was? Love Baby Trip x

21 October 2017

I also went inside an emperors royal theatre inside the citadel. It looked very impressive and a bit like our theatres. Displayed around were musical instruments and masks they used when performing shows ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽบ Love Baby Trip x
I visited an incense making village. It is said that by burning incense it can relieve you of stress and tiredness. The Vietnamese people burn it to celebrate birth, marriage or to mourn the death of a relative. They also burn incense when they pray. These sticks are made of frankincense, cinnamon and herbal incense. They smell amazing!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Love Baby Trip x
Today I arrived in Hue. I went on a dragon boat ๐Ÿฒride down the river and visited several pagodas, temples and kings palaces. Lots of people in Vietnam practice Buddhism. They also believe in karma, if you are nice, something nice will happen to you. They like to put ponds in front of their houses to warn off bad spirits. They pray to different Gods, every building has a shrine where they put gifts of food and burn incense for them. Most shrines have pictures of family members who have died, they believe they will be reborn and keep their pictures close. Love Baby Trip x
Today I met some more friends ๐Ÿ˜„ I met Larry the Lizard and Barry the Water Buffalo. Can you see Larry hiding in the plants? I wonder if you know anything about these animals? I would love to hear from you! Love Baby Trip x

14 October 2017

Hot pot!!! ๐Ÿฅ˜ This is a very traditional dish in Vietnam. They boil stock with vegetables over a small flame. Then they add more vegetables, meat or fish to their pots and wait for the food to cook. It's a like a fondue. It tastes delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ Love Baby Trip x

13 October 2017

Today I went to a Vietnamese wedding. Myself and Miss Smith were invited by our host Kelly to attend her friends wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป It was held in a huge building with over 200 people. All the guests shared a big lunch, sang Karaoke and gave the bride and groom gifts of money. This was their 2nd day of wedding celebrations, some can last 3 days! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Love Baby Trip x

11 October 2017

Today I went with Miss Smith to visit a school in Lang Son City ๐ŸซWe visited 4 classrooms with children aged 3-4 and 4-5 years old. We taught them some songs we sing at St James' Infants, 'hello hello', 'if you're happy and you know it' and 'heads shoulders knees and toes' ๐ŸŽผ They showed us around the outside area too. They have special places for their shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž Do you know why they keep their shoes outside? Love Baby Trip x

4 October 2017

They have lots of trees called palm trees in Vietnam, especially near the beaches. ๐ŸŒดThey look so different to the ones we have in our woods at school! ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Can you find me? ๐Ÿ™„ Love Baby Trip x

2 October 2017

Today I went on a boat tour of Ha Long Bay โ›ด It was a big wooden ship and it held 30 people. I liked the view from the top! We saw many islands and found Sung Sot cave. It was cold and the ceiling looked like sand dunes. I met the captain of the ship and he let me sail with him! We even had lunch on the boat. It was full of delicious meats, fish and rice. We had to use our chopsticks ๐Ÿœ At the end I walked up to the top of Ti Top island and saw a magnificent view ๐Ÿ˜ Love Baby Trip x

30 September 2017

I travelled to Ha Long Bay by ferry. It took 2 hours to get there. It was a lovely sunny day โ˜€๏ธ I walked along the long beach and watched the sun go down. Love Baby Trip x

29 September 2017

I saw some children dancing and playing musical instruments in the streets. They were celebrating the beginning of the season called the Autumn Festival. Some were dressed in dragon costumes ๐Ÿฒand others had masks on. They danced to drums played by other children ๐Ÿฅ Love Baby Trip x
Today I went on a boat tour around Cat Ba Island. I visited Lan Ha Bay and Monkey Island ๐Ÿ’ The scenery was very pretty with lots of little islands dotted around. I met some monkeys. They made me laugh when they tried to take people's things from them! They liked to steal people's food and drink ๐Ÿ˜‚ On the way back we passed a floating village. Some of the Vietnamese people live in houses which float on the water ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ  Love Baby Trip x

27 September 2017

Today I tried some new foods. I had a banana flower salad and a mango pancake, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ Love Baby Trip x
I went hiking up the mountain in Cat Ba National Park today. It was an 8km climb and took 1 hour to get up and 30 minutes to get down. Miss Smith helped me reach the top and the viewpoint was beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ It is home to many species of animals and plants, especially the golden-headed langur. Unfortunately we didn't see any, maybe you can tell me what they look like? Love Baby Trip x

26 September 2017

Today I walked to the top of the island to the Cannon Fort. It took 30 minutes to climb up the steep hill โ›ฐ This area was used by soldiers during the war in 1955-1975. I walked through lots of paths and tunnels made by the soldiers. The views were fantastic! You can see lots of smaller islands from the top. Love Baby Trip x

23 September 2017

I arrived on Cat Ba island. It took 4hours to get there from Hanoi. ๐ŸšŒโ›ด The view from my room is amazing, I can see the whole bay. I went to one of the beaches and went for a swim. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป The water was really warm and the sea was clear. I saw lots of translucent fish in the sea. ๐ŸŸ I wonder what that means? Love Baby Trip x