Before Christmas the family travelled to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam for a weekend with our old friends, James & Lena and their children, Yona, Ebba & Oskar. They have been in Vietnam for a little over a year and stay in a huge house in District 2. We had a very relaxed weekend doing some sight-seeing and visiting the shops but mostly it was a wonderful chance to catch up and hear how they were settling in.
The family has just returned from a fabulous weekend away to Hanoi in Vietnam. This is surprisingly our first visit to this city, and we were delighted with the experience. Hanoi is still very much an older city in Asia, with few large skyscrapers and it retains a certain character that is missing from the more developed cities like Bangkok. There were lots of reminders of the French colonial influence, from the subtle ones like the plaques used to number houses which resemble those in Paris, to the bizarre: seeing ladies wearing the classic vietnamese conical straw hats standing in […]