Wishing you happy holidays!
We're currently traveling with my inlaws in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. My inlaws grew up in Vietnam (their parents had left China to escape war and seek better opportunities). When War broke out in Vietnam, my inlaws tried to escape in a boat, with my husband then just 2. They were told to give him cough syrup to keep him quiet so they won't be discovered. He kept crying, so they ended up giving him the whole bottle, and he was out for 2 days!
Vietnam today is very different, bustling with energy, with high rises and modern conveniences. The food in Vietnam is amazing and we saw beautiful sights like the Karst Mountains of Halong Bay.
With some planning and managing, our kids didn't have much problem with jetlag. They had a lot of fun exploring. The food is delicious and cheap: you can get a beefy bowl of pho noodle soup for just $2.
Still, Vietnam is a developing country, with sidewalks that are unpaved and dirty, garbage on the streets or by the side of the road. Our kids surprisingly weren't too bothered by this, they just accept it as is.
Also, cars and motobikes never stop for pedestrians. So you kinda have to weave thru traffic to cross the street. I got scraped on my leg by a 50-something lady on a motorbike: she was just a bit off in estimating where she can safely go, and wasn’t even apologetic! ;-)
You can read about our trip to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It's overall pretty amazing here. :)
Next, we're looking forward to spending Xmas in Ho Chi Minh City, where my husband was born. Wishing you and your family happy holidays as well!
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