Amsterdam to Vietnam

Saturday 28th September 2019

Amsterdam – Hanoi, Vietnam

So today we left the vibrant City of Amsterdam behind as we continue with our travels to Vietnam.

Why Vietnam?

I have heard that ‘it is a land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, it is both exotic and compelling’.

Vietnam is a large country that is incredibly diverse from chaotic cities and sleepy rural villages to mountains and beaches, palm trees and pines.

We want to immerse ourselves in the rich culture and history as well as picturesque landscapes and the countries natural beauty.

From the green rice fields and mountain areas in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south….there seems to be so much to discover and I want to see it all.

We plan to travel fom the North , to Central then South before departing to Cambodia.

On reading up on Vietnam it had all the off-the-beaten-path experiences we were looking for.

Vietnam is more than just a war memory, it is a country with a long history, ancient traditions, historic attractions, old temples and also it’s natural resources are something to talk about.

And lastly….coffee, coffee, coffee!!

Its the second largest coffee exporter worldwide and boasts an excellent coffee culture.

There is no Costa or Starbucks here with their fraps and latte’s but there is the French drip coffee that can be found in EVERY single street of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City….I have heard it is like no other!

So we departed Amsterdam at 13.35 pm. The flight took approximately 10.5hrs and we have just landed in China, 6am their time. From here we catch a 9.55am flight (China time) to head to Hanio.

On flying in we witness an amazing sunrise…they do say it’s the land of the rising sun after all.

So our southeast Asian exploration is just about to begin on a full night of missing sleep…….

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Helena Brogan says:

    Hi Mary what a surprise you’re off again!! Lovely to see all those photos of Amsterdam. We love that city too. It’s a fascinating place. NowVietnam and Cambodia….don’t know much about them but believe they have become quite a tourist destination.(not that you’ll be tourists you’re travellers!) so will look forward to your blog. Hope you didn’t stop over at Hong Kong airport which the demonstrators seem to have taken over recently) Enjoy your adventure. Xx

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    1. Hi there….yes here for roughly 3 weeks…2 weeks Vietnam, 2 week Cambodia. Yes, I believe some of the spots we will be visiting with be heaving with tourists!! Came this time of year with the hope it is quieter…so far so good…Hanoi I’d mobbed with locals and mopeds it’s hard to see tourists 😂…we stopped over in Guangzhou airport China luckily this was very quiet and very spotless x


  2. Michelle Diskin says:

    Hi guys, Amsterdam is on my list, looks fab. Enjoy your travels, ye are a mighty pair for travelling, well done, looking forward to the blogs xxxxx

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    1. Hey Michelle…you would love Amsterdam…it’s an amazing city, so vibrant with so much to see and do! Get going….😘X


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