Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Vietnam with two of my legendary friends. It’s happening.
Work leave has been approved, tour guide Terrence (Taryn) is momentarily fun-employed so has planned the whole itinerary (What a gem!) and it’s time to count down the months, nay weeks.
Ahead of my Eat, Play, Yoga trip to Indonesia earlier this year, I created My Bali Bucket List so here’s the Vietnam edition. I’ll see how things go but I’ll probably film bits and pieces of our trip to create an Aftermovie like I did here:
We’re working on a bucket list and we’d love to add your suggestions, too.
Here is the first draft:
- Cycle around Hoi An’s ancient town
- Trek in Sapa’s forests
- Sail around Halong Bay (cruise already booked)
- Explore local markets
- Take photos next to funny signs (there are always a few)
- Join a Vietnamese cooking course and perfect making fresh spring rolls
- Wear traditional Vietnamese fishing hats (because the photos will be priceless)
- Explore ancient ruins in Hue
- Indulge in frequent spa treatments
- Taste the local beers (mandatory)
- Order cocktails with bizarre names that we don’t understand
- Attend yoga classes
- Learn local phrases which will likely be used in our daily conversation going forward
- Make some local friends who can teach us above colloquial phrases
- Swim in the South China Sea
- Get a tan, relax and enjoy the odd nap
- Read a novel
- Dance into 2016 (Terrence, we’ll do the opposite of what we did last year)
- Watch the first sunrise of 2016
If this hilarious photo from our friends’ wedding is anything to go on; travelling around Vietnam with the Grant sisters is going to be a laugh a minute and the best way to let our hair down, kick back and bid farewell to 2015. Nicole and Taryn, I cannot wait.