During our recent trip to Vietnam, we needed a hotel close to the Ho Chi Minh City airport as we had a late flight in and then a flight out the next morning and I didn’t see the point in going right in to town. The kids had been on the road for close to 19 hours when we arrived in Vietnam. 

On our recent trip to Vietnam, Craig and I wanted to show the kids the traditional way of getting around in a cyclo. We had been on a cyclo tour back in 2003 when we were in Vietnam for our honeymoon and were really excited to do it again with the kids.

Mekong Delta

Craig and I visited the Mekong Delta last time we were Vietnam in 2003, we were really keen to take the kids there and experience it for themselves. Originally Craig had said he wanted to do a homestay on the Mekong but we didn’t have enough time in HCMC to fit it in which was a shame. We were determined they wouldn’t miss out though so a day trip was the only other option.

On our recent visit to Vietnam, I was a bit worried about the kids not being interested enough. The other Asian cities we have been to, have had big tickets items such as Disneyland, Ocean Park and spending a day volunteering at an elephant shelter. We had nothing like that organised for Vietnam and I wasn’t sure there would be enough to keep them interested.

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

During our recent trip to Vietnam, we took the kids to a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet show. The art of puppetry originated in the rice fields in the north of the country around Hanoi. Puppetry is believed to be passed through the generations from father to son. We saw a water puppet show on our last visit to Hanoi 12 years ago and I thought it would be a great cultural experience for the kids. Water puppetry is now common outside of Hanoi so we were able to…

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Recently we returned from our holiday to Vietnam with the kids. Craig and I went to Vietnam in 2003 for our honeymoon but it was the first trip for the kids. I knew we would be out and about while staying in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) so didn’t see the need to pay for a 5* hotel like we had in Nha Trang.  You can read about our stay at the An Lam Resort here.

In September we’re off to Vietnam with the kids. Craig and I had our honeymoon backpacking in Vietnam and I am super excited about heading back there with the kids. Its been over 11 years since Craig and I were there and I am expecting that plenty will have changed.