Arriving in Hanoi
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Greetings from Vietnam! We made it. We all got about 4/5 hrs sleep on the flight to Bangkok but it was just not enough and we crashed like tired little tourists as soon as we checked into our hotel. A few more hours of nanna napping and we were bright eyed and bushy tailed ��" ready to take on Hanoi.
Thai Airways on the way over were ok although they did get the meal request wrong ��" only 1 kids meal and not 2. There is nothing fun about 2 kids and 1 packet of chips or 1 chocolate bar. Add to that the tired factor and I reckon we coped pretty well without any hair pulling - just name calling. Gotta say that I am a huge fan of videos on demand!!!
We walked from our hotel to the old quarter of Hanoi.
All I can say to this man now is ��" sorry! I’ve never seen a man sweat so much. Hanoi is pretty flat and thank god, that prevented a major tragedy.
We are creating a bit of stir wherever we go ��" everyone coming to touch Lauren’s hair. She’s just lapping it up with big smiles to everyone ��" which they love. James stands behind me with that ��" please don’t even look at me, let alone think of patting me, stare.
The kids are coping pretty well with the differences here.
MP3 players are a huge success. Lauren listened to Video Killed the Radio Star 5 times in a row ��" singing out loudly each time. I had to laugh when I was filling in the customs forms on the plane and had Lauren’s passport open. James noted that it even had on Lauren’s passport ��" UNABLE TO SING. I was laughing so hard it took a few minutes for me to explain that it was SIGN not sing. Very amusing.
We don’t meet the tour leader and other touro’s till tomorrow night so tomorrow throughout the day we are going to a water park. Should be fun.
Well, that’s it ��" enjoy the pics. I’ll update again in a few days.