Sunday, February 7, 2010

6 months and counting.....

Well the time has come, much quicker than I thought, where Celine and I have to leave the country in order to renew our visa. We will have been in Vietnam 6 months tomorrow which was the maximum tourist visa we could get. We are heading to Thailand and staying there for a week and a half before returning on the 17th. We can only renew our visa for 3 months due to government changes so I will have to head out of the country again in May. With the countries surrounding Vietnam this is by no means a drag. Celine will hopefully have a work permit sorted soon so will not have to worry about renewing the visa every 3 months.

Our 6 months in Vietnam is in line with the countries Tet (New Year) celebrations which is often a good time for foreigners to head abroad. For more details on Tet see Celine's post but basically everything shuts down for two weeks as locals spend time at home with their families. For our week and a half break we will be dipping our feet in the beaches around Krabi and Koh Lanta. Relaxing on the beach with some island hopping thrown in seems a welcome change from the hustle and bustle that is life in Hanoi.

Our 6 months have been extremely enjoyable, entertaining and educational. We have learnt and experienced many new things and consider ourselves lucky to have the chance to be here. We can't wait for the next 6 months.

Hope to see some of you here.


  1. We spent a week in Krabi - which ended up being our fav place. Stayed in Ao Nang and Krabi Town.... loved it.
    Anyway happy belated Anniv., hope you enjoyed this years celebrations as much as you did the day of 2 years ago.
    Miss you guys. Hope to visit at the end of the year. Have to wait for Daniel's study timetable to settle. xx J

  2. Cheers Jem. Would be great to see you guys. Hope everything is going well.