Hello from Hanoi in Northern Vietnam!
You may be wondering why we are not in Laos right now but the travel gods, fickle as they may be, have thrown brandon and I a curve and we have had to change our plans a bit.
The flight out of Siem Reap to Luang Prabang (and then back out to Hanoi) was now going to run around $400 rather than the $100 or so when we checked it last week. Not sure what happened there but getting to Laos from Cambodia wasn’t going to happen.
So back to Phnom Penh we went, stayed the night and then caught a short flight out to…ta da…Singapore. Yep, that’s right…asia-lite and home of the $18 Singapore Sling. Completely unexpected but it was actually cheaper to fly to Singapore and then Hanoi than it was to fly the hour or so to Laos! Gotta love Lao Air’s monopoly.
Anyway, we are now in Northern Vietnam and will be spending the next few days here before moving on to points North… maybe even China.
I’ll check in with pics and a more detailed story of what happened in a bit but right now we are off to grab some pho.