After 3 years living in Australia, Manfred and Yen finally mastered it to come to Austria (on their way to Canada). During their three weeks in europe they had a lot of things to do and the weather gave us all options from snowfall to 25° ….
So what did we do while they were here. Well, read on for some highlights …
When Babsi and I heard of the option to visit Mauritius before our main holiday destination – Reunion – we said: ´Yeah, let’s go´.
And we spent there seven beautiful days. You can read a little bit about the island or there are some galleries just for you.
The island itself offers plenty to do and if you need a refreshing thing, just go in the cristall clear water for a snorkeling trip
Thx to Ryanair we had a free flight to London and so we went for a 4day trip to the capitol of England, where we enjoyed the market of Camden,…
In 2002 I used the living room at Manfreds and Yens place in Melbourne twice. The first trip was in February 2002 and lead me to the Great Ocean Road,…
We booked a local minibus trip from Saigon to Can Tho. The trip was a very comfortable ride in a new car. The driving was still crazy, but the highway was a bitumen road all the way at least. We arrived in Can Tho and were determined to make our way do find the house of a distant relative of Yen. Supposedly they knew who we were ..
After a great day island hopping around Nha Trang we were interested to investigate the city itself. We both wanted a hassle free day from all the taxi and cyclo drivers, so we decided to hire a cyclo driver for the day. The guest house receptionist recommended a nice local driver for us and off we went. Two people on a small cyclo can be quite a snug fit. I sat on a wood plank slightly elevated from the seat, legs spread so that Yen sit in the seat..and we headed off north from our hotel..
It kept raining over night and our trip to the My Son temple site was destined to get us a bit wet. The site originates from the Kingdom of the Champa and is situated inlands of Hoi An. We went there by bus and it was drizzling happily, when we arrived. Since it didn’t look like it would improve, we bought two of the plastic bag type raincoats and actually wore them, when we walked off to the site.
Coming in an over night train from Hanoi, which didn’t really allow for much sleep, we arrived in Hue rather tired. Nevertheless we explored the town and the Purple City palace area, or what is left of it, by just walking around. The Purple City is a great complex of old buildings ranging from newly renovated ones to a pile of rocks. The entrance building and gate is particularly impressive. We spent a few hours exploring the palace after a warm up in the Imperial Museum.
After successfully getting married with a great party and only 2 days to pack and recover Yen and myself were heading to Vietnam for four weeks of adventures and impressions. In fact it was bound to become adventerous, since all we had organised were our flight tickets. And we sort of packed our bags just in time. We were still packing about 4 hours, before we took off in Melbourne…
It was late December 2001 Babsi and Werner went ahead from Europe and were joined by Yen and Manfred from Australia to tour around the south island and experience the…