Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sunday 30 October – to Hoi An

Good breakfast back on the bus. Quan talks about funerals in Vietnam and what happens to the body. Some years after burial the body is exhumed so that the bones can be cleaned and then reburied in stone or marble. … Continue reading

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Saturday 29 October – biker day!

Fortunately Gareth requested an extra half hour for us all before setting off this morning. The sun shone as ever over the city as I peeked through the curtains and we had a huge breakfast in the hotel dining room…. … Continue reading

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Friday 28 October

We woke to find ourselves out in the countryside, Paddy fields on one side, a river on the other and a heavy mist hanging over the rocky outcrops…. perfect painting scenery! Indu had everything with her for travel including a … Continue reading

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Thursday 27 October

Quick sluice down in the shower then back up to the dining room/bar for a huge breakfast. I will list here all the items that were put on the table in roughly the order they came. Little cakes, toast, jam, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 26 October

Comfortable night in Hongngoc Hotel – aircon, good breakfast variety then minibus for 4 hours towards Halong Bay. Comfort stop, marble sculptures en route. We arrived at beautiful Halong Bay and a small private boat awaited. Crew members greeted us … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25 October

Watched Jane Austen’s ‘Love and Friendship’ – nice gentile classic, before settling down to sleep. Four and a half hours flying over India when we are woken with a delicious breakfast of fruit, cheese omelet and croissant with coffee. Half … Continue reading

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Monday 24 October 2016

Fantastically smooth transition from Charlbury to Gatwick via ‘Flyaway’. Good we got the earlier train as the next one was cancelled. Charlbury to Gatwick £12.50, how cheap was that!! No driving/parking worries and straight into the the airport… no queue … Continue reading

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Traveling light!

My bags are packed, am ready to go…… leeeaving on a jet plane… la-la la-la la There is a surprisingly amount of space in my bag, despite packing footwear, toiletries and art materials.  What could I have forgotten?!  Just 15k … Continue reading

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