03.03.2011 - 29.03.2011 16 °C
For those who know us well will also know that my parents are in their mid/late 70s and not shy of "doing things". Today they returned to the UK, via 3 days of luxury and heat in Singapore. We have done so much during their month here with us and it's just a real shame that Hanoi is experiencing most unusual cool and wet weather in March: when I was out here last year, I was in sleeveless dresses the whole time and loving the warmth. At least we could move around without getting overheated though!
We started the holiday with 4 days in Siem Reap and had a great time going round about 6 of the temples. It was SO nice to have sunshine and warmth after the Hanoian winter and cold spring and I was hoping that by the time we returned, Hanoi would be warming up..... I'm still hoping.
We did so many things in Hanoi: the Revolution Museum, the Citadel, Fine Arts Museum, Jazz concert at the Opera House, One Pillar Pagoda, couple of day trips out of Hanoi and also 4 days up in Sapa. The paddy fields hadn't been planted yet so the landscape was so different to the one we had seen on our visit in September. No less glorious, just different.
So the bed linen is changed and ready for the Baileys' arrival on Thursday. I should be charging............