Hello! Me and Ellie are writing a post today; about our amazing trip to Vietnam. On the 22nd December, we set off excitedly to the airport, ready for our long trip on the aeroplane. It was a boring 4 hour journey to the airport, before we finally arrived there and started going through security (another boring journey). Frustratingly, Ellie was constantly reading, and wasn’t bothering to tell me the WiFi password, so all I could do was wait there, exhausted, until we eventually persuaded the rest of our family to stop and get an ice cream for us, which made the whole atmosphere a lot more cheerful.
Unfortunately, that was when we discovered that the flight was delayed, and that meant a great deal of arguments and stressful switching of seats. It was extremely late when we arrived at Mui Ne, and became even later as we realised the booking got muddled up. Surprisingly, everyone had enough energy in the morning to get up, have breakfast, go to the pool, relax at the beach and enjoy dinner, and this lazy schedule continued for the next three days, before we decided to finally decided to go on a tour. Soon, we were doing lots of fantastic activities, visiting lots of spectacular places, and generally having lots of fun. My favourite bit was sledging down the colourful sand dunes (they weren’t exactly colourful, just red, white and yellow, but even I admit that they were quite beautiful) because Ellie was absolutely terrified. Meanwhile, Ellie’s favourite part of the holiday was the amazing snorkelling trip where we saw hundreds of unusual fish.
Later we flew to the island of Phu Quoc, where we enjoyed eating exotic fruit, munching on coconut biscuits, and swimming in the the luxurious warm sea.
Flying back to Ho Chi Minh City, we stayed there for two full days before heading home. It was an amazing holiday, which everyone really enjoyed, but I am glad we are finally home so that we can catch up on our sleep. Ellie definitely needs more sleep; she was snoring throughout the whole trip, which is never a good sign.