Vietnam - I loved it - what a spectacular place - where to start - Ha Noi was perfect - slower paced, the food was fresh and I just wanted more, we rode bicycle's around and had the best time just relaxing watching life in the Ancient town over a few G&T's and fresh spring rolls. We went without the children, so great to have time to ourselves but I did miss them terribly.
Ha Long Bay - hauntingly spectacular - it was over cast the three days were were there - we did a two night boat trip and that was just fantastic - kayaking into the most tranquil lagoons.
Hanoi - hectic and at first I was completely overwhelmed but once over the initial shock loved the place - it is vibrant, the old quarter was just alive, our hotel was smack bang in the middle. I could have spent at least two more days in Hanoi, so much to discover so so many more places to eat at, but next time.
We are planning a trip back with the kids.