We had a nice day at Tam Coc. We were with a group of Chinese Malays. Nice people. Spoke very good English. One of them said that she had snuck into Jerusalem from Jordan for a visit. On the way back to Hanoi we left the group and a car picked us up to take us to national park for the night and day, Cuc Phuong. You can't get there by yourself so we had to hire a car. I don't know if I mentioned this before but you hardly ever see a bird or any living creature in Laos and Vietnam -- they have eaten everything. So we thought it would be a good idea to go and see some wild life. I have to continue this later because I have to go and pack up and leave the room. Will write some more later.
I always wanted to travel and spent a few years backpacking around Europe and Asia working on the way but then for many years, apart from family holidays in Europe, I didn't really do any travelling -- now the time has come to hit the road again -- not quite -- money not as plentiful as would have liked but still ... once or twice a year, barring world wars, ecological disasters and the end of the world as we know it, I will be adding to this travel blog with at least my annual holiday, and from time to time, something a little more ambitious. ... full info