Cầu Giấy District

Yesterday evening we left the Long Biên district to visit my sister-in-law in Cầu Giấy district. That’s crossing the whole city from East to West. We did not think about the rush hour and ended in traffic jams all the way, around 1h15min by taxi. Hopefully the way back was faster, around 40min only. Coming… Continue reading Cầu Giấy District

I’m on a boat!!!!

Hải Phòng is the biggest port in the North of Vietnam. My brother-in-law has a few connections with the maritime university there. He brought me to the port in order to visit a training ship. This one was given by Korea to the Vietnam Maritime University. 20 min Car Drive Here are a few videos… Continue reading I’m on a boat!!!!


So many things happened on our first day out that I could just find time now to give an update. On Friday April 9 at 2PM local time in Hanoi we were allowed to leave the hotel. Hence they really count 14 days by the hour. Better to take it seriously, because in Singapore a… Continue reading Freedom!

Are we Turning into Cats?

Spending time behind the windows, looking outside at the street, nearby buildings and passersby. Plenty of time to sleep or take a nap. Getting food without even having to cook or shop for groceries. Wait… a real cat would truly hesitate whether to stay inside, or have a walk outside. That’s the feline dilemma. But… Continue reading Are we Turning into Cats?

Halfway There!

Today is our seventh day in quarantine. We got a nice message and gift from the hotel, two pouches of snacks which the kids almost devoured… they stopped just because we would not let them eat all of them. Within the next few days I’ll try and take pictures of the food delivery process to… Continue reading Halfway There!

Landing in Vietnam

We landed at Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, on Friday March 26, 2021, 11h30. All passengers had to wait and be called one by one for processing the papers before going through the usual passport checks. Interesting twist: this is the last time (for now) we saw our passports. To ensure that arriving passengers respect the… Continue reading Landing in Vietnam