Vietnam · 14 Days · 14 Moments · January 2018

Jemma's tour through Vietnam

18 January 2018

we woke up at 8am and headed on our way to hue where we stopped at big c and stocked up on alcohol then arrived out our beach resort where we shared a 4 dorm room with mikayla and sarah the were very small and we had and outside bathroom . we chilled for both days on the beach we also played beer pong and got really drunk. we all sat around the bomb fire and collected wood.
we woke up had breakfast and made our way to the adventure park and went zipling across the crystal clear river and then everyone went caving and i stayed back and went for a swim and jumped on the flying fox , then i went and brought a plate of spare ribs so delicious then we went back to the hotel and relaxed for the rest of the night we went out for dinner at gecko where i ordered chicken cordon bleu with creamy mushrooms and mashed potato so delucious then me and olivia jumped in the freezing cold pool then had a shower and went to bed.

14 January 2018

Wea arrived into ..... at 4am in the morning where we checked into out hotel and settled in the next day we woke up and and had eggs on toast for breakfast then made our way to the the scooter hire shops and practisedon the scooters to see if we were confident on the crazy roads of vietnam then we took off on our adventure on a 45 minute drive around crazy windy roads and uneven bumpy surfaces making our way to an amazing bush walk to a waterfall and climbing up on top of the waterfall we also visted a python in a cage with its favourite a live duck and 2 cute monkeys . then we headed to the longest cave in asia which was amazing then we took a beautiful scenic drive along the countryside visiting a crystal clear lake and then heading home we went for lunch then headed back home to drink and hit the town for the night where we danced thenight away.

12 January 2018

Tam Coc - Started the morning with a buffet breakfast then got ready to head off on our bikes along the off beaten track to dragon mountain where we hiked up 500 steps to a spectacular view over seeing TAm coc it was very tiring we spent sometime on top of the mountain then made our way down and also explored some small caves then we biked on the off beaten track to town to have a buffet lunch then went on the paddle boats for 45 mins and seen some caves then went to the pagoda on the way we seen bafalos crossing the road then we hiked up pogoda then headed back to our home stay . where we chilled now we are currently on a sleeper bus in the top deck heading to .........

11 January 2018

Day 6 - woke up and enjoyed a buffet breakfast and getting ready to go treking through phuong national park followed by visiting the endangered primate resuce centre . what a hike that was so many stairs but there was no giving up cause ethier way you had to go back also seeing the ancient 1,000year old tree , enjoying lunch in the middle of the jungle another big big lunch but at least we got to work some of it off after our big hike , then we made our way home and arrived back at the homestay now we have an opitional dinner.
Day 5 continues where we settled into our rooms then had showers had another 7 course meal where i tried goat for my first time it was delicious , then dinner was followed by drinks , cards and fishing .
Day 5 - we rised early for a 6am morning lesson of tai che on the top deck of the boat then we went early to the caves in halong bay as they start getting covered with people so we went before breakfast to see the lime stone formations , then we headed back to the boat where we had a buffet breakfast so delicious , then we packed all our bags and checked out pf our rooms and went up to the top deck to enjoy the last few hours of halong bay . we were then called in for a demonstration of how to make flowers and swans out of fruit and veges , followed by a lesson of how to make vietnamese spring rolls so delicious , then we were served another 7 course lunch as we arrived into the port we then departed the swan ship and made our way to the bus where we loaded back on the bus to make our way to Tam Coc which was a 5 hour drive we stopped at Big C to get goodies and stock up on beer . then we arrived iin Tam Coc garden homestay where we shared a" dorito" (Dormitory) splitting the groups .
Day 4 - Early morning wake up enjoy a vietnamese buffet breakfast before we jump on our bus on a 4 hour journey too haling bay where we will have an overnight stay on a sleeper boat, as we arrived we unloaded oyr luggage and waited patiently for the boat , we all jumped onto the boat and headed out to our overnight boat . we were welcomed with a 7 course lunch which was very fulling , then we settled into our rooms and explored the boat , then we headed off jayaking around parts of halong bay where we enjoyed a private beach and also got stuck on a rock (haha) was an amazing experience . we then headed to our boat and had afyernoon tea where we had hot tea and fresh fruit with deep fried prawn crackers . then we chilled and had another 7 course dinner which was mainly seafood loved the crab and bbq oysters and prawns so yummy after dinner we drunk the night away played card games and played fuck you was a really good night .

10 January 2018

Day 3 - Walking tour around the temples and hanoi , enjoyed a vietnamese massage one never to forget . went to a restaurant where we tried a 7 course dinner was delicious there spring rolls are amazing . we went out to experience the night life of hanoi where we tried a beer in plastic stiens on small plastic dwarf chairs and table then went to rhe local bar where we had shots and buckets with red bull and vodka the rest of the night was a blurr.

6 January 2018

Vietnam schools kids learning there english with us in Hanoi . So Cute 😊

5 January 2018

Day 1 in Hanoi :)Late arrival waiting in line for visas taxi driver had been waiting for 2 and a half hours so no duty free for us :,( Busy Streets , Loud Traffic , Tourist central ..Dinner on 5 story building over looking the busy streets of hanoi with a centre stage with professional dancers preforming .while i enjoy a beef noodle stirfry along with a Hanoi Beer as we have to try the cities favourites :)