Well, now I am here. In Vietnam. And, as you might expect, that one word has already blossomed into hundreds and thousands of different things. Scooters, rice paddies, blue-lit trendy bars. Smiles, frowns, queues, taxi meters, noodles, spicy soup and soft-sweet beer. Smells of lemongrass, scenes of puppets, scarlet lanterns and a chilled, embalmed body (no that’s not clumsy typing, that’s the body of Ho Chi Minh.)
Tonight I’m in Hanoi. It’s hot. It’s humid. I’m jet-lagged.
I’m also thrilled to be here.
Stay posted. There’s so much more to come. After all, I’ve only just rolled down the window and said good morning to Vietnam.
Good Morning Vietnam is part of the #DragonRoute
Internet permitting, I’ll be posting updates and photos as I travel across all my social media networks (see the flasks top right for an intro.) I’ll write the odd blog post as I go along and then delve into the in-depth stuff once I get back home.
Words & Pictures On The Go
@insidetravellab on Twitter - use the #DragonRoute hashtag to filter out the chat
Pictures On The Go
How To Win £200 worth of Cathay Flights
Check back here for all the details after the trip. (Hint – you can subscribe by email to find out when that will be!)
Disclosure: this whole project comes about thanks to Cathay Pacific UK, my “artistic sponsor” if you will. They fly to Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, Hong Kong and mainland China. They don’t yet, alas, fly to Wales…