We Made It

13 Dec

After 22 hours of flying, we have made it to Hanoi!

The first & longest flight was not too bad. The kids watched movies (T~ watched Dolphin Tale 2 probably 4 times), we had Tetris tournaments, ate good airplane food (It does exist!), slept a little, & read a little too. We landed in Narita, Japan on Friday afternoon, had a little supper & tried to prepare the kids for the next leg. I was dreading the 7 hours to Ho Chi Minh City. After 13 hours in a plane, the last thing you want to do is sit for another 7.  E~ hit a wall about 4 hours in & was sure he was going to be sick. The flight attendants gave him an empty row of seats so he could stretch out. Thankfully he didn’t puke. E~ is the worst puker…

The next part of the journey was getting our visa’s. We had decided to do the Visa on Arrival because it saved us $250. It took an extra 90 minutes so I’m not sure it was worth it. At that point, we had been awake (with only a little napping) for 30 hours & we still had to find a taxi & get to our hotel. We climbed into bed around 1am on Sat. I’m pretty sure the hardest mattress in the world would have felt like sleeping on a cloud at that point. We were all so happy to be prone. It’s the little things…

We were back at the HCMC airport by 10 for our flight to Hanoi. It was a quick 2 hour flight. The cab ride to the hotel was fun. Vietnamese traffic is CRAZY! It was so much fun to listen to the kids as they were concerned we’d hit someone on a motorbike or another car or any of the other hazards on the road. The kids are enthralled with the mix of farmland amongst the big city, the advertising, the people, the buildings. Pretty much everything needs a comment. We’re working on that. We don’t need an international incident as E~ explains the deficits of a communist government.

Tonight’s plan is to head out in search of some food & a walk. I think we’ll walk around Hoan Kiem Lake & then have an early night. We’re still all messed up with the whole time change thing.

No pictures yet. We haven’t seen anything other than airports!



One Response to “We Made It”

  1. Kristi Leckband December 14, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    I love the category title!

    I hear you on the long flight and the bed that follows. Just give me a bed, and I’m good.

    Keep the posts coming. I’m looking forward to them.

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