Highlights of a family trip to Vietnam
You would think that travelling around Vietnam with a one year old, and a three and a half year old would be stressful. It wasn’t! Vietnam is an easy place to travel with children. It’s great value for money, culturally and visually stunning, and best of all; Vietnamese people of all gender and ages love children.
We started at the top in Hanoi, travelling down through Ninh Binh, Hoi An, and Phu Quoc Island. We finished our travels in Ho Chi Minh City before flying out to Australia.
Below are photographs of the highlights of our trip. I hope that these photographs inspire you to go on your own family adventures in Vietnam. Highlights of our travels in Vietnam
Seeing the well known ‘Red Bridge’ on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on a drizzly day. This bridge is usually busy so I had to get up early to take this picture.
Experiencing My Son Sanctuary and realising you DON’T have to view it from behind ropes or barriers
Mr 3.5 years in the Cu Chi tunnels (sorry it’s blurry)
View from the top of the Grand Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
Checking out the War Remnant Museum in Ho Chi Minh City
Talking to this inspiring man at the War Remnant Museum in Ho Chi Minh City whom was selling books. He partially lost his limbs after accidentally standing on a mine that was left behind after the war.
Spotting this interesting old boat in the Harbour at Phu Quoc Island
Walking along the beach at sunset at Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island
Seeing a bowl boat for the first time in Hoi An
Ordering fancy pineapple juice at the Hoi An Beach Resort
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Walking around Hoi An old town and people watching
Visiting Bich Dong Pagoda in Ninh Binh
Watching Ripley hitch a ride at Bich Dong Pagoda in Ninh Binh
Seeing this conical hat and shoes left outside a Buddhist Pagoda at Ninh Binh
Strolling around the back streets of Ninh Binh
Seeing these bamboo boats at Van Long Nature Reserve for the first time and being excited that we get to go on them
Watching Ripley, (aged 3.5 years) and our Vietnamese rower (aged 70 years) prove that age and language are no barrier
Taking a deep breath and enjoying the beautiful scenery at Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh
Strolling around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi and people watching. Coming back at night and watching all of the couples take a romantic stroll around the lake.
Enjoying the chaos of Hanoi in the streets of the Old Quarter
Eating Monkey Bread for the first time in Ho Chi Minh City
Experiencing train travel in a foreign country
Finding this surprise cake in our room for Trillian’s 1st birthday at Hoi An Beach Resort
Letting the kids play in the sand whilst I ate dinner in peace on a deck chair at Phu Quoc Island
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