In the late fall of 2007 I went to Vietnam for Seth’s wedding. We only got to see the southern part of the country (and Cambodia) though. It was really cool to have dinner in one of Khan’s relative’s home the first night. And after our stint through Cambodia we were back in the My Tho area having more meals with Khan’s family. While there, I got to know Khan’s little sister and she is planning on getting married in about a year.
If we manage to get our finances in order and are able to go it would be great to see the northern part of Vietnam. I want to see Halong Bay and Hanoi. The wedding would be near Ho Chi Minh though (in the south). I missed a few things to see there on my first trip – it was hard trying to coordinate so many tourists! My wife says I have to see Thailand too. The nice thing about these places is that it is quite inexpensive once you’re there!
Before my first trip, thinking about Vietnam holidays didn’t really conjure normal vacation imagery. And I wonder if vacationers to Iraq 30 years from now will get the same sort of reaction from me.
I always love having a trip on the horizon to think about. Although lately I have really wanted to add new locations to my list which is why a trip to Europe might be even more tempting!