back to australia
23.05.2012 37 °C
today was the flight back home. up for some breakfeast then time to pack. not as much weight in our bags as we thought. said goodbye to the lovely staff at elite hotel hanoi. sad to say goodbye they had been a great hotel to stay in while in hanoi. taxi arrived and swept us off to hotel. had a few near misses on the way to the airport. ahhh vietnam traffic. we had become very used to the close calls and near misses. when we first arrived in vietnam there was a bit of white knuckles going on now we were just sitting calmly fully having complete faith in our driver and those around us.
painless flight from hanoi to guangzhou. got hassled a bit by very cranky chinese security staff. then a bit of a wait then off to sydney. both had a bad nights sleep. kids screaming and the general crampness of being confined to a seat for 9 1/2 hours. arrived in sydney. thanks goodness. back on aussie soil and nice to be greeted by nice customs officers. transit in sydney for qantas flight to brisbane. reading sydney papers bag maroons for this weeks origin game. 6 years and counting nsw. flight to brisbane. back in queensland and that little bit closer to home. another wait. flight delayed for 40 minutes to hervey bay. finally get on flight and 40 minutes later land in glorious hervey bay. home!!
30 hours from leaving the elite hotel hanoi we are back in our home. feeling exhausted, happy and a bit overwhelmed.
great trip and there was nothing we could have changed. as i mentioned earlier if you get the chance to visit vietnam do it. it is an amazing country with amazing people and great places to visit. hopefully we get the chance to visit there again.
time to sign off un til our next adventure.
andrew and jenny