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Monday, May 25, 2009

Safe in Hanoi!

Good Tuesday morning!

In Hanoi it's Tuesday at 1pm and we've just settled in to our hotel. We need to wait here until the plane tickets are delivered for the rest of our trip and then we'll head out for a little exploring.

Our flights were great (yes, Dad - I just experienced a great 12 hour flight in economy nonetheless!). EVA Airlines has amazing service and the seats are comfortable. Instead of just leaning back, the seat slides out as well. Long flights are the worst for me - I have never been able to sleep on a plane. While I love being in places like Hawaii and Mexico, I am always so whiny about the flight. Brian can just nod off at will. I do the doze off for 15 minutes, wake up because I am so uncomfortable, repeat. Last night, I am positive I slept 6 hours on the flight - an amazing feat.

We were just wowed by the drive into Hanoi. It was beautiful. The airport is about 45 minutes away from our hotel and in a rural area. Saw our first load of pigs on a motor scooter along with a TV and various other things. We've heard, read and watched YouTube videos of how bizarre the traffic is but didn't once feel uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong...it's crazy, but at a slower speed. Haven't yet had the pleasure of trying to cross the street so I'm sure my story will change.

Tomorrow, we fly out at 11am for Hue and will spend Wednesday night there. I am looking forward to seeing the architecture and history. I'm sure we'll have plenty of pictures to post.

Wendi

8 comments:

Cheryl F. said...

Wendi,

I am so happy that you made it safely. I am so excited that this is finally happening for you. Thank God for a good flight, and I can't wait to see the pictures and when you finally meet your little angel. Wow, this is amazing.

Cheryl F

Jess and Joe said...

Yay! You're in Vietnam! It's an amazing feeling stepping off that plane, isn't it? Enjoy!

Annette said...

Yeah! Glad to made it to Vietnam safely. Have fun exploring.

Carol said...

Yeah! You're in Vietnam!! One gigantic step closer to An! Mark & I are the same way on planes, drives me crazy. I'm so glad you got to sleep though, so much better to be rested. Enjoy your sightseeing.

Carol

robandchristel said...

Getting closer...
Soooooooooooo excited for you!!!!!

Jessica said...

Wonderful! I remember landing in Hanoi and that incredible feeling---geez, just to be in same time zone as our daughter made me realize that it was going to happen. We are so delighted for you. Enjoy Vietnam and do NOT zigzag across the road- move confidently across the street and you'll be safe.

-Jessica, Jason, & Mollie Traber

asian~treasures said...

SO glad you're in VN!! We, too, flew EVA & thought they were wonderful!
Enjoy the time exploring An's birthcountry. Soon, she'll get to join you!!

Sheri, David, Micah & Adria

StanHeather said...

I am sooooo happy you slept, and quite impressed too...
Can't wait for the big day...